How to Reply to Job Posts with a Cover Note
When you spot an advertised job on any recruiting platform (mobile, web, or print), consider responding with a variation on one of the following ten sample opening statements. Pair it with a strong closing statement, and you'll look like a candidate worthy of serious consideration:
Checking Indeed.com paid off. Although I'm employed, I've been looking for the right opportunity to work for your company, and last night I found it! The requirements of your position #80440 for a regional distribution manager fit me exactly, from my B.A. in Economics to my fleet maintenance managerial experience.
After spotting your need for a top-shelf multitasker and plate-spinner with a proven track record of project management, I have three words: Count me in. I can put a checkmark beside each requirement you list, as my resume confirms.
Your posting on my job app to recruit a capable, self-motivated representative for customer service describes a position for which I am well credentialed. My record of increased and varied responsibilities in a pressure-cooker environment has prepared me for solving problems quickly and juggling multiple assignments with cost-saving success.
When I saw your call for a mobile software engineer on Dice today, I thought someone had told you about my background and you were paging me: Excellent C/C++, 2+ years of software engineering experience from the mobile games industry, experience in Android, and much more. I hope that my resume will make your day, just as your posting made mine.
RE: Executive Assistant, May l5 Craigslist Phoenix: My resume follows. I'm an experienced EA to senior management, offering strong digital skills, time management, organization, scheduling, prioritizing, and gatekeeping grace, as well as a reputation for loyalty and confidentiality.
Please consider me for your advertised office administrator position (Chicago Tribune, June 7). As assistant office administrator, I have successfully introduced systems, processes, and techniques that boost productivity, save money, and promote satisfaction from support staff. Please find more information in my resume.
Hello! Your recent posting for an entry-level accountant seems to be exactly the kind of position for which I have diligently prepared, and it appears to require the skills [identify a few skills] and experience I acquired in my previous internship assignments. My resume follows for your review.
I am contacting you with enormous interest in your recent job post I found on the [name] app for [identify position]. My qualifications, as outlined in the following resume, appear to be a terrific match with the requirements listed for this position. I offer [identify several relevant skills] that should meet your challenging position with abilities to spare.
[Name of] job app posted your attractive offer #120632, which is based in Portland. My wife and I are relocating to Portland because of her recent agreement to become the assistant administrator of St. Christopher's Hospital by September 1.
I relocate with an excellent reputation in the [identify industry] as a product manager who can deliver shareholder value and launch new products with flair. Some specific accomplishments are described in my resume.
After reading your posting for an EXPRESS DELIVERY FACILITY OPERATIONS COORDINATOR, my qualifications should more than meet your requirements, as my resume confirms. I will leave the U.S. Marine Corps in two months. If you want to meet with me sooner, we could meet each other on Skype or video.