Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Contact Person’s Name],
I’m writing to express my interest in the retail assistant role at [Website Name]. With more than five years of experience in retail environments, I’m confident I possess all the necessary qualifications to fulfill your job role.
Working at Tesco, I assisted more than 150 customers daily while ensuring they each had a positive shopping experience. By interacting with our customers, I honed excellent interpersonal skills, along with conflict resolution techniques and time management skills. Moving from a customer assistant up to a sales associate in Burberry, I learnt how to develop and maintain professional relationships with clients. As you can see from my references, my exceptional upselling techniques have helped me attain the following achievements at Burberry:
- Voted the most popular sales assistant for two consecutive months
- Regularly maintained at least a 90% customer service feedback rating
- Exceeded sales goals by over 150% for two consecutive months
During university, I wrote a dissertation titled “Implementation of Effective Sales Strategies” that included interviews with five sales specialists, guides to point of sales software, and statistics describing the efficacy of different sales techniques. My dissertation was then picked up by the university newspaper and local businesspeople, and cited as “a fresh way to sell selling”.
Your job description offers an exciting role that suits my skills and experience, and I’m confident in my ability to increase your annual revenue in sales and liaise with customers. I’d be grateful for the opportunity to showcase my abilities further in an interview. I can be reached on [Phone Number] or at [email protected] Thank you for your time and consideration.