Management is a skill set that is in demand. Use a cover letter to introduce yourself and your resume to an employer needing your management expertise. For maximum impact, draw the employer's attention in your cover letter to what qualifies you to be the best manager.
Conduct research on several job boards to compare job advertisements for management jobs. Look at advertisements for jobs such as project manager, project executive and project coordinator. Write down the common requirements necessary to fill the jobs such as attention to detail and planning skills, experience with budget management, ability to lead a team through all phases of a project and PMP (Project Management Professional) certification.
Obtain the person's name that is responsible for hiring for the project management position you are seeking. Call the company and ask the receptionist for the name. Use this person's formal name in the greeting of your cover letter. Write in the first paragraph the name of the project management position you are seeking, the name of the company and where you heard about the job opening. State that you believe your background in project management makes you a great candidate for the position.
Convince the reader in the second paragraph that you can meet the project management needs of the employer because you have the right skills, experience and education. Use key words like budget, risk, quality, and planning and team leadership.
Thank the reader for his time and consideration in the final paragraph of your cover letter. Request an interview. Include your phone number and email address.
Proofread your letter to ensure that all punctuation, grammar and spelling are correct.
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