As a General Manager, writing your cover letter may seem overwhelming.
The following example shows how a General Manager can highlight their achievements in the cover letter to attract more interviews.
General Managers have a lot of responsibilities to run operations, lead staff and ensure profitability, so it’s also important to emphasize the ability to handle many moving parts.
Use the following cover letter example as a starting point to create a new cover letter and land your next General Manager position.
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What does this economy mean to your company? It means that hiring a person who can save you big bucks is in your best interest. Lost sales today mean money problems and layoffs tomorrow — it’s that simple!
Armed with a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management — coupled with 12 years directing select departments or managing the entire facility under the direction of the general manager — I’m highly seasoned and perfectly qualified to handle this position.
My qualifications differ because I started from the ground floor and worked my way to a second-in-charge position. I first learned the importance of dealing with customers, whether to handle inquiries or the importance of personable contact. Promoted to an Assistance Manager in 2001, overseeing the dining room and bar department, I was quickly promoted to the assistant general manager position. You’ll note, I’ve been within an assistant position for over 4 years and I have demonstrated incredible leadership skills during my tenure. Specifics:
- Renegotiated contracts and eliminated non-producing employees that saved the company over $100,000 in unnecessary overhead
- Excelled on as-needed projects, such as the design with the corporate website, serving as a representative on several committees, and assisting on a $6.5 renovation
- Increased valet sales by 15% in 2002; short-term sales $45,000 that resulted from a comprehensive training program that increased service and satisfaction levels
Is your business losing money? The “where, when, and how” are unknown until I’m given the opportunity to dissect your existing business structure. Lost revenue causes a number of problems.
Call me at (XXX) XXX-XXXX. I would like to discuss the obstacles your business is currently facing, and I’ll gladly outline ways of increasing sales without hindering the overall quality. I look forward to hearing from you.