Application letter template
[Your city, state and zip code]
[Hiring manager's name]
[Hiring manager's title]
[Company city, state and zip code]
Dear [Hiring manager's name],
I'm writing to express my interest in the position of [job title] at [company]. [Explain how you heard about the job and name your contact if you were referred by someone within the company.] I believe my [skills and qualifications] make me an ideal fit for this job.
[Use the second paragraph to elaborate on how you would help the company. Reference specific campaigns or projects when possible.]
[Use the third paragraph to summarize your key qualifications. Elaborate on your most important accomplishments and include details that you were unable to provide in the more concise format of your resume.]
[Use the fourth paragraph to briefly explain why you want to work for this company. Mention the additional documents included with your cover letter, and express your excitement about moving forward in the hiring process.]
Application letter example
304 Town Ave.
Nashville, TN 37201
Jan. 8, 2023
Marketing Hiring Manager
Carter Snack Company
3049 Arthur St.
Nashville, TN 37201
Dear Mr. Sandler,
I'm writing to express my interest in the position of marketing associate for Carter Snack Company. Your sales associate Nick Caudwell referred me to this opportunity. I believe that my five years of experience in food and drink marketing make me an excellent fit for this job opening.
In my current position at Fizz Soda Company, I spearheaded several successful campaigns for new drink products. My aptitude for market analysis helped me identify key demographics to target these marketing efforts. My most successful campaign of 2019:
• Doubled product sales over three months.
• Included a commercial video that went viral, getting more than 10 million views within a week.
• Resulted in more than 5,000 new Facebook likes within a month.
I believe that I could bring this level of success to Carter Snack Company and help your upcoming summer snack food campaigns reach a fresh audience. I see great potential in marketing to a younger demographic with your snack cakes and would love to discuss the possibilities with you.
I have PCM Digital Marketing Certification, Hootsuite Social Marketing Certification and Google Analytics Individual certification. I am also a Facebook Certified Planning Professional. I have the experience and skills necessary to help your company create a strong digital presence and greatly increase your social following.
Though I have greatly enjoyed working on the marketing campaigns with Fizz Soda, I feel that I'm ready for a new challenge and am intrigued by the opportunity to help grow your smaller snack food company into a behemoth within the food and beverage industry. I've been a fan of your snack line since Nick introduced me to your distinctive chip and pretzel flavors, and I would love the opportunity to share some of your new flavors, like the Sweet Dill pretzels, with a national audience.
Please find my resume attached. References are available upon request. I look forward to meeting with you soon.