Adding a referral can also provide insight into your potential to continue providing value as a hard-working employee.
Make an immediate impression by mentioning the referral in the opening paragraph of your letter of interest.
Combine these accomplishments with numbers that demonstrate the precise impact you’ve made.
When you mention these successes, you can also explain how you collaborated with colleagues, if it’s applicable.
If you previously worked with others to meet an objective, describe your experience to show your ability to communicate, share ideas and problem-solve with a team.
This will help show your understanding of how to get things done at this company.Throughout my career here, I’ve grown from performing data entry—with a 98% accuracy rate—to reorganizing our continuing education event schedule, which increased member engagement 25% over a 3-month period.I have truly enjoyed developing meaningful relationships with our members while providing quality experiences that enhance their continued learning journey.In this new position, I would leverage the relationships I already have with our members to rapidly grow membership and promote our organization.I appreciate your consideration, and I look forward to learning how I can continue contributing to Company ABC’s success. Silverton, Delighted at the prospect of growing my career with Company ABC, I’m writing to apply for the open Administrative Assistant position.I am grateful for your consideration and will be happy to discuss the opportunity in further detail.You know enough to regularly update you resume—so if you find a job posting you’re interested in, you’re halfway through the application process. If you have some time and are just rusty, you can make a game plan to write a draft, then take a break, and come back to it with fresh eyes.Consider including a brief description of your current transferrable duties and how the new job is a match for your skill set and career goals.Customize your cover letter based on if you’re applying for a promotion, switching departments or moving to a new role within the same team.A reputable coworker or manager who gives a glowing recommendation can help cement the idea that you’re the ideal candidate for the job.A referral can confirm your prior achievements, work ethics and dedication to producing quality work.