A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience. It acts like a sales pitch document that allows you to “sell” to the hirer on why you are qualified for the job you are applying for. Here are two sample cover letters for Management Trainee positions that will make your application stands out.
Cover Letter Sample 1: retail management, with internship experience, print version
Dear [Salutation & name],
I am writing in regards of the position of Management Trainee to serve your organisation, which I saw advertised on jobsDB. I believe that [company name] offers the ideal environment in which I can pursue my goals of becoming successful in the field of fashion business and retail management.
As my CV describes, I have earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing degree at [university name], achieving high grades in modules that focused on [xxx], [xxx] and [xxx]. My studies have given me a groundwork of business and sales knowledge, and analytical skills that are crucial for me to thrive in this field.
I wish to pursue a career in fashion business because I have a strong personal interest in design and fashion, and I enjoy the store environment and interacting with customers. I have worked at [company name] as a Customer Relations Intern, which required me to work as part of a team and to deal directly with customers. During the three-month internship, I developed skills in ascertaining and fulfilling customer service needs personally, over the phone or formally through email. When the situation demanded it, I was always able to take the initiative, hold an intense work ethic, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
I am very excited about the opportunity to apply my skills and experience to a fashion apparel retailer as prestigious as yours. As an ambitious and capable individual, I firmly believe that you will find me a worthy candidate.
Please have a look at my enclosed resume for additional details regarding my qualification and expertise. Letters of recommendation are available upon request. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this position with you more in an interview.
[Your email address & contact number]
Cover Letter Sample 2: finance, without internship experience, email version
Email Subject: [Your name] for [Position]
Dear Hiring Manager,
I would like to express my interest in applying for the position of Graduate Trainee that was recently made available in your company. This exciting opportunity appears to be a precise fit with my professional knowledge, personal interests, and career goals.
I am currently majoring in Finance and Statistics at [university name] and will receive my double degree this spring. While I have a comprehensive finance background, in my final year I will complete modules specific to [xxx], [xxx] and [xxx]. I feel that your company places prominence in similar areas, and working with you will give me that further exposure I need to advance my career.
While [company name] has always been a pillar in the insurance industry, I am particularly attracted by the strategies [company name] puts in place to help people of all backgrounds to grow and protect their wealth. I have been reading about your company’s recent projects, including the comprehensive coverage for illnesses and wealth accumulation products which will make positive changes in the society.
During my time as a student, I have been involved in challenging projects and made strong contributions to campaigns at university and as a volunteer role. Highlights include the following:
- Wrote proposal for a fundraising campaign for a local nonprofit, which helped increase donations by 20%.
- Provided financial analysis and managed budget for student club events.
- Negotiated an additional $5,000 worth of sponsorship for student club.
I am confident that my capabilities and talents, combined with my interest in advancing my knowledge of the industry, would make a positive addition to your company’s growth and continued success. If given an opportunity, I will commit to this job with unrelenting enthusiasm and dedication.
With this application letter, I attach herewith my resume for your full consideration. Thank you for taking time to review my application and I am looking forward to your reply so that we can further discuss my application.
[Your email address & contact number]
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