Gary is a PR professional who has experience in event planning. With this cover letter and resume (see Combination Resume Sample: PR / Communications Specialist or Event Planner) he is applying for a job as an event coordinator. Of course, if he applies for a different job (for example, Marketing Associate), he will use a different cover letter that targets the new job and the new employer.
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Gary knows the name of the manager but has never met her and, therefore, is not on a first-name basis. So, he uses the formal "Mrs. Spence" to address her.
He starts his letter by dropping the name of a mutual associate, Charlotte Suarez. This is a great way to catch the reader's eye and keep her reading. Personal referrals like this are valuable, and by mentioning Charlotte's name first, Gary adds credibility to the rest of his letter.
The second paragraph shows that Gary knows about the company he's applying to and he's eager to become a part of it.
Gary wants to keep the ball in his court, so in the closing paragraph he tells the reader that he will call him about an interview. Not all job seekers are comfortable with such an assertive approach. But Gary is in promotions and he's not afraid to put himself out there with the hopes that he can win an interview once he gets on the phone with this employer.
Here's Gary's cover letter.
January 29, 20xx
Mrs. Alexis Spence
123 Margaret Drive
Gary, IN 12345
Dear Mrs. Spence,
At the suggestion of Charlotte Suarez, I am submitting my resume for the position of Event Coordinator. My forte is in bringing together topnotch people from a variety of interests to present a well-coordinated and well-attended event.
My interest in your fast-growing consulting firm comes from the creatively planned events your firm is known for. My energy is boundless and I am at my best when I am in the "thick of things."
One of the most personally rewarding aspects of working in the convention industry is meeting and establishing relationships with others who thrive on the excitement this business inspires. I will contact you early next week to find out when we might meet to discuss the position.
Event coordinator cover letter
View this sample cover letter for an event coordinator, or download the event coordinator cover letter template in Word.
As an event coordinator, you know how to make lots of pieces fall in line—but how are you at putting together your cover letter? To be considered for top event coordinator jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for working with people. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for an event coordinator, or download the event coordinator cover letter template in Word.
Additionally, you can look for event coordinator jobs on Monster.
Event coordinator cover letter template
Sometown, IL 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | email@example.com | Portfolio URL
November 8, 2017
Ms. Monica Keating
55 Chester Ave.
Sometown, IL 55555
Re: Event Coordinator,Advertised on Monster
Dear Ms. Keating:
My 15 years of event management experience are well matched to the qualifications outlined in your event coordinator job announcement. I am very interested in the opportunity.
I currently serve as an event coordinator at XYZ Company, one of Sometown’s leading event management firms. In this multifaceted position, I work closely with clients to manage fundraisers, grand openings, corporate meetings, tradeshows, product launches, galas, festivals, sales rallies, “meet-and-greet” gatherings for prospective new accounts and a host of other special events.
An unwavering focus on coordinating memorable and “buzz-generating” events has resulted in:
- Exceeding revenue goals by up to 375%
- Producing record-setting gains in donors/major gifts¾up to $4.2M raised per event
- Driving rapid increases in store traffic and customer base
- Attracting capacity crowds for attendance of 5,000+
- Strengthening brand identity and improving customer loyalty
The enclosed résumé provides more details of events I have coordinated for sectors including:
If my proven success in special events management meets your requirements, please call me at (555) 555-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting. Thank you.