If someone referred you to a job, it’s a good idea to mention the person who referred you in the cover letter. It gives you credibility and helps you get a foot in the door. Employers like to hire people they know like and trust and if you come highly recommended, you should definitely let them know in your cover letter. The employee referral cover letter sample below is a great example of how to subtly mention who referred you to the opening. With just a few tweaks, you can use it to make your own cover letter.
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Having been a close friend and business competitor for many years with Ralph Potter from your office, we see each other often and were recently discussing the open job of real estate broker within your organization. Due to the fact that I possess all the experience, skills, and education required for the job, I have enclosed my resume for your review and consideration.
After graduating from the University of New Mexico, I began a career in medical device sales. Quickly, I realized that my passion did not lie in that field; however, I chalked up impressive sales revenue while learning the overall art of product promotion. In the first two years, I increased sales by 23% and 28% respectively and generated over $1.2 million in revenue single-handedly, yet my heart wasn’t in it.
After another year within that job, a friend encouraged me to get my real estate license and I have never looked back. I attained my sales license and then my broker’s license, working independently for a couple of years, and growing my business. However, I now wish to return to the mainstream of working for a well-known company, and all the contacts and potential that offers.
I am well versed in the tasks and accountability that comes with being a broker, and I have a strong pool of clients who consistently send referrals my way due to my tireless efforts in finding exactly the right property or striving to sell homes for those needing quick relocation or expansion due to growing families and career changes. I believe in assigning a competitive price that achieves client satisfaction and considerable revenue for the company.
I would truly like to share my experience and expand on my work ethics with you in a meeting at your earliest convenience. My contact information is above, and I look forward to speaking with you about this exciting opportunity.
Very truly yours,