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Merchandising Position Cover Letter

Unlike many recent graduates without much work experience, this applicant worked full time in major retail chains to pay for school. The letter makes much of this relevant full-time experience.

Sample Merchandising Position Cover Letter

John Harrison
1234 Main Court • Santa Cruz • CA, 95060 • Cell: 257-777-8989 • Email:

January 27, 2010

Ms. Mary Johnson Gray
27 Happy colony, Dallas, Texas 75326
Tel. No: 123-649-88877

Dear Ms. Amere:

Please accept this letter of introduction and enclosed résumé for consideration for a merchandising position within yourfirm. As a graduate of F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) with a B.B.A. in Fashion Marketing, my training is current, and I have a solid understanding of textiles and apparel in the global economy.

My academics have been supplemented with real-world experience through F.I.T.’s internship program, which provides advanced experience through employment. Working in various capacities throughout college helped develop my business competency and enhanced my knowledge of contemporary processes, fashion concepts and merchandising strategy. As an intern, I demonstrated a strong commitment to appropriate business practices and excelled at creative plans and trend analysis.

Throughout college, I consistently demonstrated initiative and disciplined work habits. In addition to earning my degree and internship participation, I worked full-time with major retail chains in order to pay for school. Working full-time while being a full-time student in New York City sharpened my time-management skills. It also contributed to my understanding of the commercial impact of decisions as well as my awareness of the importance of positive customer relations.

With exposure to various retail markets and experience in the development of marketing/merchandising strategies, I feel that my ability to provide vision and access new ideas is abundant. This, combined with my powerful work ethic, will enable me to make immediate contributions toward your company’s goals.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention. I look forward to hearing from you.


John Harrison


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