Template For A Career Change Cover Letter

Something to Keep in Mind: Perhaps you are thinking about a career change. If so, then it will be important to mention this intention in your cover letter to the hiring manager of a company you hope to work for. Also include reference to your previous line of work and how some of your skills and experience could relate to a new position as you move into a different kind of work. For example, perhaps you have strong leadership qualities, an interest in team playing, or managing. All of these skills are transferable from one job to another as you make your career change, so be sure the hiring manager knows about them by including them in your letter.

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Joellen Job Searcher
432 Ready To Work Avenue
Any Town, USA 11111
Home: (777) 777-7777
Cell: (222) 222-2222
joellenjobsearcher@jobworthy.com

November 9, 20--

Ms. Martha Treadwell
Hiring Manager
First Steps Nursery School
987 Shady Lane
Big Town, USA 99999

Dear Ms. Treadwell:

Today I saw your post on JobSearchJimmy.com and was pleased to find that you are hiring for the fall semester. I am hoping to make a career change—from high school English teacher and soccer coach to preschool teacher.

It may sound like a 'leap' but I see it as a real possibility and that is why I am writing this cover letter. I have spent the last twenty years on the field and in the classroom working with teens. Now that I am older and more experienced I want to bring my skills and my sensitivity to young children—to guide and teach them and to interact with them as they learn and play.

I have a lifetime teaching credential and I am state licensed for pre-school teaching, now that I have completed the required training and have passed the necessary tests.

I hope you will consider speaking to me about how I can fill this opening at your school. Please phone me at 777-777-7777 if you'd like me to come in for an interview.

I appreciate this chance to introduce myself and to tell you about my plans to make this career change. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Joellen Job Searcher

Don't Forget: Your career change cover letter should be personal, honest, friendly, and professional, making sure the hiring manager can see who you are from the letter you write and whether or not you'd be someone he or she might wish to interview for the job posted.  

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