Relocating to a new place can be an arduous task; more so, because you have to first find a job there. This sample relocation cover letter will make the task easier for you.
You may have to relocate for reasons known only to you; but in the process of your job search, finding your place and gaining hold in the job market out there, especially in today’s world, is a challenging affair. To be able to find a way to place yourself above all the locally available people to do the same job will not be easy. Why would a hiring manager hire someone from outside the city, when a person with the same skills is available right at home? To make these hiring managers change their opinion, you have to write excellent relocation cover letters, that will make them want to think that the entire ordeal is completely worth it.
It is imperative that while writing such a letter, you consider yourself as a product, and the company as your customer. You have to be able to effectively sell yourself, as relocating does not give the company an opportunity to see you and make an impression. All they have is your cover letter and your resume, which have to be the best among the huge pile that has already collected in their office. Also, you have to mention how, as a product, will you be beneficial to the company, and not tire them by mentioning all your irrelevant achievements. Here’s a sample that will help.
| Lisa Hayes
789, Maple Street,
Lansing, MI-517 • 0000-0000 •
|January 5, 2012
Dear Mr. Wells:
Self-motivated advertising executive with excellent marketing skills wishes to make meaningful contributions to a growing organization
This is with reference to your advertisement for the post of a well-qualified and experienced Advertising Account Executive in a local newspaper (give name).
I have the experience of over two years in this field, which includes an internship with the Omnicom Group. I have completed my Bachelors in Advertising from Strayer University, Philadelphia with a 4.0 GPA. I can assure you that with my educational background as well as related substantial experience, I can undeniably make a unique and meaningful contribution to your organization. I understand the professional approach and expertise required to perform the said job, and I can confidently state that you will benefit well from my services to this organization.
While I am currently located in Lansing, Michigan, I am compelled to relocate to your city as my spouse has been transferred there to manage an entire branch of his current organization. I will be relocating to Orlando on January 15, 2012, following which I will be available for an interview. You may reach me on any of the contact details provided above to arrange a meeting and discuss the job profile in accordance with my experience and your requirements. In case I do not hear from you until January 16, I will call your office to arrange a meeting at a time convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Lisa Hayes (Signature)
Before sending out job applications to any organization while relocating, keep in mind that it would be wiser to try to apply for an internal transfer, or a transfer that will get you to work in the current company you are working for, in a different city. It will be easier to achieve the same, as organizations tend to give preference to their own employees first. Including a letter of recommendation from previous employers and professors is value addition to your relocation cover letter, especially when applying to a new organization. Finally, just to ensure that your potential employer notices your letter and resume, it is advisable to send a reminder letter after a week of sending the original.
With the help of these tips and this example, you are sure to land that coveted job. Don’t give up just yet!