Cover Letter Example

In the cover letter example below, you will see how to put together a cover letter in response to an advertised job vacancy.

Each cover letter you write must specifically match the job vacancy that you are applying for.

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Example Job Advert

The example cover letter (below) was written in response to the following job advert.

It's always important for you to analyse each job advert and pick out the essential skills and experience that the employer will expect to see in your cover letter and CV.

Quality Assurance Manager, Wilmslow - Ref QA267

Exceptional Foods Ltd is seeking a highly experienced Quality Assurance Manager to lead our Quality Assurance Department.

You must have experience with the manufacturing of both own label supermarket and branded canned products.

You will need proven leadership skills and must work well with the Manufacturing Department to help us solve any QA issues that arise.

You should also be experienced in maintaining ISO accreditations, as this is very important to our own label customers (major supermarkets).

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to Mrs Janet Jones, our Head of HR at:

Example Cover Letter to Match The Job Advert

This cover letter example addresses the specific criteria that were outlined in the job advert above. When you write your cover letter you need to ensure that you have covered all the relevant experience, skills and achievements.

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33 Eaton Drive,



SK10 1XJ.

Tel: (07700) 900999

Mrs Janet Jones,
2 January, 2023
Head of HR,

Exceptional Foods Ltd,

PO Box 245,


M23 1XT.

Dear Mrs Jones,

Ref QA267 - Quality Assurance Manager

Your job advert for a Quality Assurance Manager attracted my attention and I would very much like to apply.

From my CV, you will see that I am the Quality Assurance Manager at Better Foods Ltd. My role encompasses the management of all quality assurance across three canning plants in the Manchester area.

I have always worked very closely with the Manufacturing Departments at each of these three facilities, and have had to analyse and quickly resolve major quality assurance issues to ensure that tight manufacturing targets were always achieved.

In the last 6 months, I led a team charged with revamping and updating the company's quality assurance documentation for a crucial inspection to ISO / BS standards. The company's current practices and procedures had to be revised and substantially rewritten to take account of recent manufacturing changes.

My successful management of this important project resulted in the company receiving re-accreditation at the first attempt. Additionally the company saved £2.3 million as a result of changes I suggested to QA manufacturing procedures and processes.

The experience I have gained at Better Foods has honed my management skills and enabled me to raise QA standards and cut costs, which means that I would be able to quickly make a major contribution to Exceptional Foods continued success.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson.

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