Cover Letter Help for Busy Executives
How to create a simple cover letter to a CEO or Chair of the Board without an internal introduction.
If you want to introduce yourself to a company, without knowing whether a job opportunity exists, you can use this simple cover letter to do the heavy lifting for you.
First, do not be tempted to recite your résumé. In this letter, too much detail will overwhelm the reader.
AIDA stands for:
Dear Mr. CEO,
Are you looking for a senior executive who consistently delivers ahead of target quarter after quarter?
During my 15 years in the energy industry, I consistently delivered 24% above target each quarter, translating to after-tax revenues of $3.5M each year.
I have a unique talent for determining the right fuel mix that reduces emissions while generating best-in-class fuel efficiency recognized to be at the top of the industry.
In addition to improving productivity by 24% quarter over quarter, I initiated a process that reduced lost-time injuries by three standard deviations. This improvement resulted in 7 fewer injuries within a workforce of 1200 employees in a high-risk industry. This lost-time reduction translates to $1.2M in avoided costs over a period of 12 months.
If you are interested in realizing similar results, let’s talk.
PS: I earned my MBA from Columbia University in New York City. Please see my CV for further details.
The letter should be no more than 250 words. Remember that the purpose of this letter is to get you an invitation to meet with the decision-makers in the organization.
The cover letter is short but provides enough detail to pique the interest of the reader, specifically recent metrics achieved.
Just as important as sending the letter to a specific person is to follow up with the CEO which is covered in a previous blog.
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