Writing a cover letter for a job in your current industry is pretty straightforward. But writing a career change cover letter requires some finesse.
The sample cover letter below includes the three elements you need to persuade a hiring manager you’re ready to transfer industries, such as:
One reason (or more) for the career change An example of a transferable skill in action Proof of commitment to the new field
Why this is a great example of a cover letter The first reason this is a great example is because it’s sincere. It’s immediately clear that the author is passionate about her target industry. She even provides a relatable story to emphasize this sincerity.
This cover letter is also great because it’s transparent. Letting the hiring manager know why you’re looking for employment in a different industry is important if you’re changing careers, because they’ll want to know your reason(s).
Finally, it’s clear the writer of this cover letter is committed to the new job, and has worked on her skill-set to prepare her for the career change.
1. You don’t have to install any fonts for this template. If you want to change fonts, there are plenty to choose from in Microsoft Word.
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3. Read the instructions we provided in the template, and get to work!
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