Cover letter for a Graduate Scheme in Marketing

Cover letter for a Graduate Scheme in Marketing

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The cover letter that will accompany your CV when applying for a graduate position will be your first contact with a potential employer that can provide you with a very good position and excellent prospects for the future. It is vital, therefore, that you write the best letter possible, including all the necessary information that will convince the reader that you are a strong enough candidate to go through to the next round of the application process.

When applying for a graduate position in marketing, skills such as they ability to listen, communicate and work closely with others are vital. Furthermore, the ability to multi task whilst working to tight deadlines, without cracking under pressure, will be sought after in a graduate looking to work in marketing.

Finally, as a recruiter will be looking for the best candidate possible, it is vital to mention any further skills or positions of responsibility that you have developed throughout your academic life; where you a member of a sports team? Did you take an active role in an extra-curricular project or scheme? Did you volunteer in a charitable organisation? Have you participated in any voluntary work experience or internships? All of these will allow your application to stand out amongst the other received for these highly coveted positions.

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Example of cover letter for a Graduate Scheme in Marketing

Dear Mr Griffin,

I am writing to you to express my strong interest in filling the position on your Marketing graduate scheme. I heard about the opening through the Nottingham University website, whilst searching for job vacancies in Marketing. Having recently completed a degree in Marketing, obtaining a 2:1, I feel that the skills and experience I have gained throughout my studies make me an ideal candidate for this position.

Throughout my studies I completed numerous Internships and also worked part-time for an established marketing company. During these valuable on-the-job experiences, I was able to build a strong base of skills and knowledge, including excellent computer skills with knowledge of the relevant software, business analysis and competitive market research. I have been seen to stand out in assisting the implementation of planned marketing projects and designs, and have an initial experience in the verification of volume forecasts. In my attached CV you can see in further detail the numerous times that I have been able to demonstrate the skills that will permit me to make a strong contribution to your organisation.

I have strong communication, leadership and team work skills, all of which I have demonstrated during my sporting life, where I have captained a number of teams, including one at varsity level. I have also demonstrated this during my role as events planner for my university ski society.

Through my active participation in university life, I have also shown excellent organisational skills, the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work in high pressured situations, without it affecting the quality of my work. I have a strong passion to make sure that my work is completed to the best standard possible.

My studies have reinforced my decision and passion to follow a career in Marketing. I would relish the opportunity to meet you in person to further discuss my strengths and what your expectations are for the person who fills this position. Thank you for taking the time to look over my application. I will contact you by the end of the week to arrange an interview. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely


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