Resume Cover Letter Format : An excellent example of a brief yet specific letter which includes all the relevant details an agency would require at this stage.
Brian Lynch writes to an agency. : Resume Cover Letter Format
Brian has decided to start contacting agencies and has identified Chase Recruitment in Halifax as one that specialises in senior and middle management positions.
12 Foxglove Close
Dear Mr Daniels,
24th October 20XX
I enclose my CV for your attention. As you will see, I have nearly 10 years' management experience gained within a multi-million pound operation.
The contraction of the mining industry has presented me with an ideal opportunity to develop my career further and to utilise my skills and experience to date. Ideally I would like to remain in manufacturing and would consider a position anywhere in the UK.
Realistically, I am looking for a salary in the region of £2S - £30k although to a certain extent this depends on the location.
I will telephone you next Tuesday to arrange a meeting and to discuss further the opportunities that exist with your clients.
Brian's letter is presented as a business letter and is formally set out.
The opening paragraph is brief and to the point.
Agencies are bombarded with CVs. they do not want to wade through a lengthy covering letter.
Brian is honest about his situation,.. the contraction of the mining industry and also positive 'has presented me with an ideal opportunity to develop my career further'.
He steers away from constant references to mining and instead uses terms such as ' ... a multi-million pound operation', and '1 would like to remain in manufacturing'.
He clearly states his salary expectations and willingness to be mobile. However, he indicates flexibility as well ' ... although to a certain extent this depends on location'.
He is specific on when he will call. Agencies are dealing with hundreds of people, so he will take the initiative to make it happen.
An excellent example of a brief yet specific letter which includes all the relevant details an agency would require at this stage. His language does not pigeon-hole him in mining and also indicates that he is likely to be proactive and clear in his management style.