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The core of my letter is about marketing as a profession and I would not need to change that part. In addition, toys are still a consumer product, so that term in the first paragraph is still appropriate.
The second paragraph requires a change. I still need to delete the sentence about Yum-Yum. If I have gained professional insights into toys or children's products I could mention it. I might write:
"Knowledge of key aspects of the toy industry-based on extensive research into consumer demographics."
Thank goodness you helped me add a sentence about product management in the third paragraph of my prototype! That should be a constant in all my letters unless I am seeking a different kind of job. If possible, I should write a line or regarding what I like about toys, that particular company, the firm's track record or my attraction to its location.
What if you were looking for a different kind of job?
As long as I am writing about marketing, I can use this prototype. It I want to seek a different profession, I would write a different prototype first, Then I could change pieces of it to reflect different firms or industries.
You told us earlier that you were considering a move to the nonprofit sector. How would that affect your letter?
I still want to be a marketing professional, so the changes would reflect the particular organization (firm) and the nonprofit sector (industry)
In the "why you should interview me" paragraph, I would delete the characteristic of ambition and replace it with a statement of my desire to be of service. Avocational interest in a particular cause would replace Yum-Yum Breakfast Club.
In the third paragraph, I would explain why I want to apply my talents to the particular cause and the value of satisfaction I would gain. If I could fmd a reference to that particular organization in the press, I would use it.
Following our discussion, Lauren made changes on her prototype product manager letter to reflect a change from a cereals firm to a toys firm.
The cover letter adds to your attractiveness as a candidate in three ways.
You can give those positive characteristics of greatest interest to a particular employer more prominence in the cover letter than you did in your resume.
Through your cover letter, you can put some of your experiences in a frame of reference that more closely meets the needs of the employer.
New material :
Your cover letter can include material of interest to an employer that would be difficult to present in a resume. Your motivation for wanting to work for that particular company is an example.
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