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Your practical guide

Key sentences

To help you write your covering letter, you will find below a selection of sentences and phrases to use as they are, or to help in personalizing your letters:

Catch Phrases

A successful experience in a transport company has strengthened my motivation for a career in logistics.

At the exhibition…, I met Mrs…Mr…, who was kind enough to tell me about your company and suggested that I contact you.

A first experience at the YVS Company allowed me to participate in…

During a placement, I had responsibility for…

I believe I have learned the importance of…

I have encountered difficulties such as…

I read with great interest your interview in XXXX and I was interested in your views on…

As your company has recently opened a branch in….

I am writing to you to see if you will need new personnel capable of doing…

A good purchasing manager is above all a good negotiator. Do you agree? …

You plan to increase your imports from XXX. Due to this, I was interested to know if you will need new personnel capable of doing…

 

The planned expansion of your company scheduled for 0000, including additional stockroom space, has prompted me to offer myself for a logistics position.

During the placement I did at…, your company’s name frequently came up as the leader in the field of…

I understand that your company is developing itself to deal with emerging issues in the European market. I was hoping that you would need a linguist with a good knowledge of the economies and cultures of neighbouring countries.

As a loyal customer of your company, I appreciate the professionalism you demonstrate with regard to marketing.

At a recent exhibition, I was struck by the evident “spirit” of your company. It makes me want to…

I understand that you are looking for an efficient and capable assistant to be completely involved in these responsibilities. I am, therefore, offering you my services…

Over the past…years that I have been at… In the company …, I have become familiar with…

Selling yourself

During a … month placement, I demonstrated my adaptability by successively replacing a cashier, department manager and assisting the chief accountant in the department store where I was employed.

I have been participating in the organisation of the XXX conference at my school for three years. I am now in charge of finding sponsors and responsible for the budget (150000 euros on average).

 

During a mission for a humanitarian organisation, I made several field trips to evaluate the needs of the population and I created a file on their prospects…

Apart from my overall management knowledge, I am very familiar with the XXX stock management software.

During a … month internship at XXX I learned technical English, therefore increasing the visibility and effectiveness of the company’s relations with its Scottish partners.

My assets are…

My … and … qualities are assets for…

My … months/years experience in (a factory, retail outlet, company…) with similar business to yours would allow me to take up work immediately.

My knowledge of (…product, …practice) acquired at … means that I am capable of….

In my last place of work, I particularly enjoyed… and so I am very attracted to … that your company is looking for.

Conclusion

May I suggest that you assess my human resources know-how and test my skills at an interview.

If you are able to offer me an interview, we could discuss…

 

I am certain that if you offer me an interview, you will appreciate my technical knowledge.

I am available to you for…

I am convinced that the personal qualities I have described are relevant to this position and I will contact you next week in the hope that that we can arrange an interview.

I hope that reviewing my Curriculum Vitae will convince you that we should take the opportunity to meet and discuss this further.

I would be very happy to meet you to explain my interest in this position…

I would be pleased to meet you to detail my experience as well as the financial benefits that I feel my contribution would bring.

If you wish, I could speak to you about this in a meeting. With this in mind, I will contact you in the next few days.

I am sure that a letter and a Curriculum Vitae cannot adequately describe my personality. Therefore, I would like to meet you to show how motivated I am.

Letter ending

With my best regards,

Yours sincerely,

Yours faithfully,

 

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