In this article, we will illustrate the differences between cover letters written by job applicants in different stages of their careers. When you make a job application for a job in Australia, the tone of your cover letter will become an essential aspect. A too pretentious cover letter written by an unexperienced job applicant will sound fake, whereas a too restrained one written by an experienced job applicant will give the impression of incompetency. So, when writing a formal cover letter, adjusting the appropriate tone is one thing that job applicants should take into consideration.
Each person’s career has a beginning and an end. The knowledge and experience of a university student who wants to apply for an internship job are of course less than the knowledge and experience of an experienced job applicant who wants to apply for a management job position. Therefore, depending on their career stage, a job applicant should write a cover letter accordingly. An internship cover letter focuses on personal values alongside aims and objectives, while a management cover letter rather focuses on accomplishments and previous job experience.
Below are 3 similar cover letters written by an experienced job applicant, a newly graduate job applicant, and an internship job applicant. You can examine the differences between them. Notice the difference between the tones of each cover letter. The format of each cover letter is intentionally designed discrepant from the recommended cover letter format that we recommended in our article Cover Letter – All You Need To Know. You can tweak the sentences in the examples below on this page according to our previous article, so your cover letter will look almost hundred percent original and authentic.
Manager / Management Cover Letter Example for Experienced Job Applicants
Dear Hiring Manager,
Considering all the knowledge I have gathered during my education and employment history; I would like to convey my will to work in a job position that I can add value to your company. I will especially make a significant contribution to your company in the areas of sales, marketing and brand promotion.
After graduating from ABC University, Department of Business Administration in 2005, I worked as a Sales and Marketing Specialist at the DEF company for 4 years. Since 2009, I have been working as a Marketing Manager at the GHJ company. I have extensive knowledge of marketing research and research management. I think that my skills in problem-solving, crisis management and accurate long-term decision making will bring your company success. I aim to find a suitable business opportunity as a manager in your company so I can add your company value by using my experience.
I request my job application be evaluated for suitable positions in your company. If you see it necessary, I would like to be invited to an interview to provide more detailed information. Thank you in advance for your interest.
Fresh Graduate Cover Letter Example
Dear Hiring Manager,
I want to express my interest in the XYZ job position at your company, considering my education and personal characteristics. I will especially make a significant contribution to your company in the areas of sales, marketing and brand promotion.
I graduated from ABC University, Department of Business Administration in 2017. During my education, I have improved myself in the areas of basic business management, sales marketing, and marketing research. During the projects, I was involved in and during my internships, I had multiple opportunities to improve myself in teamwork and project management. I strongly believe that my skills in problem-solving, crisis management, and long-term decision making will make me an outstanding employee in my future career. In the short term, I aim to add value to your company with the help of my educational background and personal characteristics; and in the long term, I aim to improve myself and advance in my career in your company.
I request my job application to be considered by the company. I would be pleased if I am invited to an interview if considered necessary. Thank you for your interest in advance.
Internship Cover Letter Example
Dear Hiring Manager,
I am a third-grade student at ABC University, Department of Business Administration. I request that my internship application be considered by your company.
I want to couple my theoretical training to the practical knowledge that I aim to gain during my internship in your company. I believe that everywhere is a place for learning opportunities. As a person who is always open to learning and loves working, I am sure that while adding value to your company, I will improve myself both as a student and an employee during my internship in your company.
I request my internship application to be considered by your company. I would be pleased if I am invited to an interview if considered necessary. Thank you for your interest in advance.