Cover Letter Samples and Templates

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The fact that you are on this page means you’re looking for cover letter samples and templates you can use to apply for a job you’ve been eyeing in Singapore.

And let’s face it. Getting your dream job is not a walk in the park.

That is why we will share with you the proper way of writing your cover letter that will leave an excellent impression to hiring managers.

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To Get Started, What is a Cover Letter?

A cover letter is your elevator pitch to recruiters to convince them to give a thorough read of your attached resume. In our last article, we gave a step by step guide on How to Write A Cover Letter.

Before you continue reading here, do click on the guide above. It’ll give you a good platform in understanding how to write a cover letter and why you should include certain sections.

Cover Letter Samples and Templates

In this post, we’ll be showing you various cover letter samples and cover letter templates you can use for your own application.

Sales Director Cover Letter Sample

For personnel in sales, it’s all about the sales targets you’ve hit. Be sure to emphasise that repeatedly and quantify it with clear, substantiated numbers. Here’s a sample I’ve written for an imaginary client.

Sales Director Cover Letter Sample

Dear Mr. XXX,

Re: Application for Position of XXXXX

My name is Joseph Tan and I’m a veteran sales director within the IT industry. Over the past 15 years, I’ve consistently exceeded my sales targets at bluechip firms such as HP, Microsoft and most recently, Salesforce.

As a senior sales director, my role is more strategic nature. I focus on identifying macro trends within the software industry, identifying key customer pain points, our unique product selling points and generating suitable marketing materials and sales scripts to empower my sales teams.

Besides empowering my staff, I’ve also honed my skills in hiring the right talents to build high performance sales teams. My years of hiring have enabled me to create unique rubrics for identifying talent which are a right fit for the organisation. Due to the high paced nature of the IT industry, I value quick learners who can adapt to ever shortening product cycles.

Here is a brief history of my work experiences:

  • In my current role as APAC Director with Salesforce, I’m charge of growing our CRM solution sales for Medium and Large clients within the retail space, across APAC. Over the past 3 years, my team and I have increased our revenues from this segment by 400%. We’ve captured a monthly recurring revenue of over 40 million USD thereby cementing our position as the market leader.
  • In my previous role as Regional Director (MS Dynamics) for Microsoft, I once again specialised in leading teams to penetrate the CRM market focusing on Enterprise clients within South East Asia. After building a team of 20 from scratch, we exceeded our sales targets by 140% consecutively for 7 quarters.

I’m deeply passionate about the IT segment in Asia and believe the wave is just starting. I bring years of experience, honed from best practices at the of biggest tech companies in the region.

Attached is my resume are several customer referees. These are all excellent executives who I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Do feel free to contact them.

I’ve spent some time studying your market segment and your positioning. I do have several ideas on how you can further grow your market share at an afford cost of customer acquisition. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this with you at an interview.

I look forward for an opportunity to meet and discuss further. Thank you for your time in considering my application.

Yours faithfully,
Joseph Tan

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Finance Manager Cover Letter Sample
(For Mothers Returning To The Workforce)

If you’re a mother returning to the workforce, a cover letter will make a huge difference in assisting you to secure an interview. Employers have consistently found that mothers make better employees. Be proud of the family you’ve started and use it to your advantage.

Here’s a cover letter that you can use to make a smooth transition back into the workforce.

Finance Manager Cover Letter Sample

Dear Mr. XXX,

Re: Application for Position of XXXXX

I’m writing to apply to the Finance Manager position open at your firm. With over 8 years of experience both as finance manager at GE Capital and an auditor at KPMG, I’m confident of excelling at the role open at your organisation.

Having come from an audit background, I posses a unique ability in seeing both sides of the (accounting) table. This enables me to better spot control weaknesses, implement new best practices and install processes for continued smooth operations.

Here is a brief history of my work experiences:

  • In my last role as Finance Manager with GE Capital, I oversaw accounts for the leading commercial loans, leases and middle market finance solutions provider. Along with a team of 4, we managed over 2 billion USD in accounts. A key facet of my job was ensuring all reporting were as per US GAAP and SOX 404 requirements.
  • In my previous role as Senior Auditor for KPMG, I worked with a broad range of clients in the finance industry. Here, I analysed accounts, identified regulatory violations and worked with client management teams to devise strategies to ensure compliance moving forward.

Since 2012, I’ve been on sabbatical attending to my newly born twins. I felt it was necessary to be there for them during their formative years. Now that they’re all grown up, I feel rejuvenated and eager to re-enter the job market. I’m aware that I’ve been away for a long period of time, hence my desire to enter at a more junior role, to ease myself back into the workforce. Rest assured, I’m not looking for an easy ride, I’m keen to maximise my talents and apply myself fully at your organisation.

I look forward for an opportunity to meet and discuss further. Thank you for your time in considering my application.

Yours faithfully,
Diana Chan

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