Cover Letter for Retail



ANTHONY CRUZ
2892 Kenmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 98273
Phone: (555) 555-5555
acruz@salesperson.com


July 7, 2011

Peter Kim
Hiring Manager
Coach
Sacramento, CA 86747

Dear Mr. Kim,
I am very interested in the Retail Sales Associate posted on the front door of your Elk Grove branch. My résumé is attached for your consideration. (Must specifically address the position desired as well as the website or publication of the job advertisement.)

I have 5 years of experience working in Retail. I was first exposed to Retail when I worked as a Sales Associate for Payless ShoeSource. For a little over 2 years, I greeted every customer, promoted and advertised new shoes or shoes on sale, assisted in doing inventory counts, and helped with price changes. I, then, decided that I wanted to challenge myself by moving to a store with a wider range and variety of items being sold. (Introduce past experience. Name responsibilities that align with those of the Retail position you are applying for.)

Forever 21 was a lot more fast-paced. For 3 years, I assisted customers with their outfit choices, worked on go backs, organized clothes by style, color, and type, and manned the dressing rooms. After 3 months, I was promoted to Shift Supervisor. I was able to work behind the register and ring the customers up for their items. In addition, display maintenance and merchandising also became on of my main responsibilities. (Elaborate on past experience. Name responsibilities that align with those of the Retail position you are applying for. Telling of a promotion is always a plus.)

I am an effective communicator, an organized leader, and a talented salesperson. I want to further my career by working for a company that sells high-end items, such as those of Coach. I do believe that will the skills I have acquired, I can significantly contribute to the already reputable success of your company. (Explain why you are the best candidate and what you can bring to the company.)

I would like the opportunity to meet with you. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by phone at (555) 555-5555 or by email at acruz@salesperson.com. (Give contact information.)

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to scheduling an interview with you where I can talk more about my interests and qualifications. (Express gratitude for their time.)

Sincerely,

Anthony Cruz



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