Sample cover letters for fresh graduates (HR, Marketing, Sales)

Sample cover letters for fresh graduates (HR, Marketing, Sales)

We know it’s not easy to write a cover letter. You have spent almost two decades of your life in education, for some actively involved in sports, school activities, clubs, associations and others. And then there are those who have experience in internship, part-time jobs, industrial training and others. So how to cramp that much in a one-page cover letter?

What is a cover letter, you ask? As explained by the balance, 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 3 types of sample cover letters that will make your application stands out. We also include a sample cover letter for candidates that has no internship experience.

Cover Letter Sample 1 (HR, print version)

(Your Address)

(Date)

(Recipient’s Name)
(Job Title)
(Address)

Dear (Salutation & Name),

I am writing to express my interest for the position of Recruitment Assistant in your esteemed company.

Having recently obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Human Resource Development Management from the XYZ University, I wish to bring my knowledge, skills and commitment to excellence to your company’s innovative environment.

Throughout my education, I’ve become equipped with the necessary knowledge that come with the position including manpower recruitment, workforce organisation, personnel training and compensation as well as legal provisions and other labour concerns.

My internship at ABC Company also afforded me with the crucial skills to work with some of the best professionals in the recruitment and human resources industry. During the course of my four months internship, I developed enthusiasm and passion for human resources and the internship has subsequently convinced me that human resource management is my true calling.

Some of my achievements during internship include being the project lead for the company’s sports engagement activity. I worked alongside with other interns and we successfully organised an outing for 100 employees. We received a 95% ‘good to excellent’ rating from the survey feedback that we conducted amongst the employees after the event.   

For additional details regarding my qualification and expertise, please review my resume as attached with this letter.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

(Signature)
(Your Name)

(Your email address & contact number)

 

Cover Letter Sample 2 (Marketing, email version)

Email Subject: (Your name) for (Position)

(Note: Keep the email title short and simple, yet highlight the key information for the recruiter’s attention: e.g your name and the position you’re applying for.)

Dear (Salutation & Name),

I would like to express my interest in applying for the position of Marketing Associate that was recently made available in your company.


I believe that my degree in Business Administration (BSBA) majoring in Marketing from the XYZ University has prepared me for this position. As a student, I was equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to help develop and drive effective marketing strategies.


During my six months internship at ABC Company’s Marketing Department, I learned how companies determine what product or services to sell, how to reach target demographics with the aid of analytic tools and how to respond to the some of the threats from competitors. More importantly, I had the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals who taught me how to easily grasp complex marketing concepts and at certain times, how to roll with the punches in order to achieve various objectives.


I have also acquainted myself with a wide range of skills that allow me to blend with the group or team’s culture and to continuously strive to reach common goals amidst failures and setbacks.


My proudest achievement during the internship would be organising a guerilla marketing for a newly launched product. I secured a venue at GHI Shopping Mall and we conducted a social experiment to introduce the new product. We received tremendous positive response from the shoppers and 50% of the shoppers eventually purchased our product that day.


In addition, my active involvement in many academic and extracurricular activities has helped me tremendously in developing my communication and leadership skills, which are vital in finding success in the corporate world.


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.

 

Yours sincerely,

(Your Name)
(Your email address & contact number)

 

Cover Letter Sample 3 (Sales, without internship experience, print version)

(Your Address)

(Date)

(Recipient’s Name)
(Job Title)
(Address)

Dear (Salutation & Name),

Please accept my resume as an application for the open position of Sales Associate in your company. As a fresh graduate of Business Administration, the position appears to fit wonderfully with my education, experience, and career interests.


Being a student of XYZ University, not only did I maintain excellent grades, but I was also a member of our school’s highly competitive and successful football team.


My background as a student and an athlete has taught me to be disciplined and focused which, I am confident, is one of the important qualities needed by any professional in the sales industry. My experience with working in a team environment has also instilled in me the value of teamwork and cooperation.


As a member of the team, I have also contributed tremendously in improving the team’s morale, spirit and engagement through the various team activities that I organised. From the scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest score), the team rated 8 for ‘successfulness of activities when it comes to engagement’. Through my achievements as a student and an athlete, I have proven that I am passionate and dedicated about the things I do.


While this would be my first time working in the field of sales, I am quite confident that with my skills and abilities, I can learn quickly and make an immediate impact to your team and to the company.


Thank you for taking the time to consider my application and I look forward to hearing from you.


Yours sincerely,

(Signature)
(Your Name)

(Your email address & contact number)


NOTE: These application letter samples are for reference only. All information provided should be considered as fictional.

 

Further reading: 

Master your job interview effectively

9 smart answers to tough job interview questions

5 questions on company culture you need to ask during an interview

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