The cover letter below was written for an experienced property manager. In the first paragraph, he emphasized that he was a seasoned executive who could develop, negotiate and sell strategies in order to improve the employer's bottom line. Knowing that fancy words can only take an application so far, he then listed some of his work experience to demonstrate the breadth of his knowledge. He re-emphasized the fact that he was seasoned by stating that throughout his career he encountered many difficult situations to which he always found a solution. He concluded his letter by reiterating his expertise and his interest in the position.
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Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Last Name):
As a seasoned executive in facilities management, I develop, negotiate, and sell strategies that generate bottom-line profit. My work is as much about seamless project implementation as it is about managing the trades. Therefore, I produce strong financial results by uniting technical expertise with positive client relationships. I achieve mutual goals quickly, cost effectively, and according to exceptional standards and hope to bring this expertise to your organization.
Samples of my work as facilities management executive include:
- Facility maintenance management, including revamping call centers for major retailers involving systems redesign that reduces headcounts and improves customer service.
- Innovative plans, including programs for relamping, disaster recovery, and energy reduction.
- Oversight of simultaneous expansion of more than 100 Bigsales department stores, all within nine months.
Additionally, I have developed and executed programs as diverse as facilities management and construction for Sports Equipment Dealers and design and construction for PopularOnline.com. In my years as an executive, I have encountered and solved many of the customer service and client relation issues attending these large-scale development projects as well as paved the way for increased positive communication among architects, engineers, managers, general contractors, and tradesmen. With bottom-line responsibility, I endeavor to cut unnecessary costs with no decrease in the service quality.
If your company is looking for a facilities management and construction executive with the experience and expertise to develop leads and close sales--and subsequently plan, manage, and administer their growth, I would be interested in speaking with you to discuss the value that my strengths and experience can bring to your company. I can be reached in confidence at the above telephone numbers or email address. I look forward to hearing from you.
With best regards,
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