(Hard copy: sender address and contact info at top. Your address and the date can be left-justified, or centered.)
Your Street Address
City, State Zip Code
Month Day, Year
Mr./Ms./Dr. FirstName LastName
Name of Organization
Street or P.O. Box Address
City, State Zip Code
Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. LastName:
Opening paragraph: State why you are writing; how you learned of the organization or position, and basic information about yourself.
2nd paragraph: Tell why you are interested in the employer or type of work the employer does (Simply stating that you are interested does not tell why, and can sound like a form letter). Demonstrate that you know enough about the employer or position to relate your background to the employer or position. Mention specific qualifications which make you a good fit for the employer’s needs. (Focus on what you can do for the employer, not what the employer can do for you.) This is an opportunity to explain in more detail relevant items in your resume. Refer to the fact that your resume is enclosed. Mention other enclosures if such are required to apply for a position.
3rd paragraph: Indicate that you would like the opportunity to interview for a position or to talk with the employer to learn more about their opportunities or hiring plans. State what you will do to follow up, such as telephone the employer within two weeks. If you will be in the employer’s location and could offer to schedule a visit, indicate when. State that you would be glad to provide the employer with any additional information needed. Thank the employer for her/his consideration.
(Your handwritten signature [on hard copy])
Your name typed
(In case of email, your full contact info appears below your printed name [instead of at the top, as for hard copy], and of course there is no handwritten signature)
Enclosure(s) (refers to resume, etc.)
(Note: the contents of your letter might best be arranged into four paragraphs. Consider what you need to say and use good writing style. See the following examples for variations in organization and layout.)
Employment Consultant Cover Letter
Employment Consultants provide suitable candidates to client companies. They may also be hired by individuals who are looking to secure a valuable position. Typical duties of an Employment Consultant include: building relationships with clients, determining client needs, advertising vacant positions, maintaining candidate databases, conducting interviews, submitting applicant information to employees, negotiating work contracts, and implementing recruitment policies.
Those looking to work as Employment Consultants should mention the following skills and abilities in their cover letters:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Negotiation abilities
- A good understanding of job requirements for each position
- Work prioritization
- Time management
- Computer competences
- Self-drive and motivation
- Perseverance and being able to work under pressure
Similar job qualifications and experience are included in the sample cover letter displayed below.
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Dear Mr. Kissler:
With this letter and the enclosed resume, I would like to express my strong interest in the Employment Consultant position you have available. As an experienced and goal-focused recruiting specialist with proven skills in talent acquisition and client management, I possess a breadth of knowledge and abilities that will enable me to contribute toward the success of your company.
From networking with potential clients and identifying employment needs to screening candidates and ensuring appropriate placements, my expertise lies in successfully consulting with clients to prospect and recruit the most qualified candidates to meet their needs. Throughout my 12 years of recruiting experience, I have consistently demonstrated a sharp ability to identify optimal talent to achieve or exceed client goals while leveraging my superb communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills to optimize both client and candidate outcomes.
Highlights of my experience include…
- Spearheading comprehensive tasks—including outreach, candidate sourcing, needs analysis, job postings, orientation sessions, and client relationships—to drive outstanding candidate recruitment for multiple Fortune 500 companies in the Louisville metropolitan region.
- Leveraging online recruiting resources as well as regionally developed talent networks to propel candidate sourcing and acquisition.
- Innovating and expanding recruitment strategies to incorporate outreach efforts toward culturally diverse candidates across various fields and industries.
- Establishing solid and trusting B2B partnerships through exceptional relationship-building skills.
My proven dedication to optimizing corporate success through my expert knowledge of recruitment strategies will contribute immensely to the success of your company. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss your recruiting needs, and my qualifications, in more detail. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Patricia C. Jordan