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Retail Cover Letter With Little Experience Company

I've tried to make my cover letter and resume as appealing as possible by using my previous work experience to fill in for my non existing retail experience.

Help will be much appreciated!


March 16th, 2013

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am interested in the part-time sales advisor position at the H&M in Downtown, Boston which was advertised in the career section of the H&M website. I am currently senior at [high school]. I have been accepted into a businesscollege, [college], which I will be attending in Fall 2013. Because of my intended major in business, I wish to explore the fashion industry because this is ultimately where I want to work after college.

I have always been highly interested in both fashion and business and so working at a retail job will give me more experience and knowledge in these two fields. I also believe that I will be able to offer H&M many things in this position.
Customer Service: Although I do not have any previous experience in customer service, I believe that the skills I learned at State Street will be more than adequate in this area. I was required to communicate with many coworkers and clients through e-mail as well as phone and this taught me how to be courteous and prompt.
Job Knowledge: As the co-president for a club at school, I am required to be very organized with handling all of the many tasks that must be completed. This would, in turn, help me in handling all the garments and merchandise transactions. Also, being a fast learner will allow me to quickly learn about the responsibilities related to the position.

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Retail cover letter

Your retail cover letter should take stock of your skills and experience. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for retail, or download the retail cover letter template in Word.

If your job opportunities feel like they're on layaway, it's time to take stock of your credentials. To be considered for top retail jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your customer service expertise. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for retail, or download the retail cover letter template in Word. 

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James Holt
Sometown, OR 55555 | (555) 555-5555 |

August 10, 2017
Ms. Amy Hightower
VP of Human Resources
ABC Corporation
14 Pinegrove Ave.
Sometown, OR 55555

Re: Retail Store Manager, Job Ref. #12345, Advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. Hightower:

I offer 12 years of experience managing day-to-day retail operations for stores generating between $10M and $15M annually, making me an excellent fit to your Sometown store manager opening.

Since graduating from XYZ University with a BA in business, I have progressed through increasingly responsible retail management assignments, including serving as store manager at DEF Company (my present position), electronics department manager at GHI Company and assistant store manager at JKL Company.

In each position, I drove the attainment of revenue, profit, shrink-reduction, customer satisfaction and sales-volume goals. My ability to propel goal-surpassing results and motivate employees to deliver top performance has been demonstrated through accomplishments that include:

  • Leadership of a sales turnaround elevating my current store from #12 to #1 district-wide.
  • Customer service best-practices training that boosted theGHI Sometown store to #2 (out of 50) in customer satisfaction region-wide.
  • 15% shrink reduction at the DEF flagship store following a major revamp of store policies and security procedures.
  • Grand opening launch of the 2nd-highest-volume opening day in GHI’s 50-year history.
  • Merchandising leadership driving the highest dollar-per-transaction averages in a 5-state region.

I share ABC Corporation’s commitment to building an environment with the highest level of customer service, team morale, merchandising standards and store operations. To arrange a meeting, please call me at (555) 555-5555. Thank you for your time.



James Holt
Enclosure: Resume

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