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Sample Cover Letter for an Unemployed Job Seeker

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If you’re currently unemployed, you can still craft a cover letter that plays up your experience and accomplishments. Get ideas from this sample cover letter below.

David Brentwood
(02) 555 55 55 | someone@somedomain.com | Fleet street 235| 4444 Sometown  


 


May 25, 2010

Hannah Jones
VP Purchasing
XYZ Company
Main Street 15
5555 Sometown

Dear Ms. Jones:

As an accomplished purchasing specialist with extensive healthcare industry experience, I was very interested to learn about your purchasing specialist opening. I offer eight years of experience working for ABC Company, a national home healthcare company and a billion-dollar leader in the industry. As the company’s corporate purchasing specialist, I managed:  

 

  • Purchasing functions for 115 locations. 
  • 75 major contracts in areas including medications, supplies, equipment, furniture, uniforms, distribution and vending machines. 
  • A 15-member team of contractors, buyers, analysts and support staff.

Consistently recognized for outstanding performance, I saved ABC Company more than €5.3 million in 2007 alone. An expert in contract negotiations, vendor management and global sourcing, I repeatedly reduced expenditures, cost-of-sales (COS) and cost-of-goods (COG), as well as assisted with major system implementations of inventory, purchasing and tracking systems.

In 2009, ABC Company experienced a significant workforce reduction and my position was eliminated. Since then, I have remained active in the American Purchasing Society and completed courses in business ethics, contract law, the art of negotiation and supply chain management. I plan on sitting for the Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) exam later this year.

I am confident that my ongoing studies combined with successful experience in the field will enable me to aggressively pursue cost-reduction opportunities and improve return on investment (ROI) for your company. If you agree that my skills and experience would benefit your operation, please call me at (02) 555 55 55 or email someone@somedomain.com to arrange an interview. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you.

Sincerely,



David Brentwood

Enclosure: CV 


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