In fact, you should be ecstatic, because while most job candidates completely miss the mark with their applications, you can be one of the few who absolutely knock it out of the park.
While your resume is intended to lay out the cold hard facts, your cover letter is meant to convey more personality and flare.
This shows the human resources department, supervisor and other management that the employee is enthusiastic about the transfer.• State the purpose of the letter in the first sentence• State the position for which he or she is applying• State the name and position of the employee• Highlight the employees experience and abilities• Praise the company to show the employee’s loyalty• Explain why the employee wants to advance in the company• Not have a bragging tone when expressing abilities When expressing the reason for the transfer request, the employee should be honest.
If he or she gives one reason to the human resources department and a different reason to coworkers, it will eventually come out and appear dishonest.
Smith, I learned about the position of Senior Web Developer that has recently become open in the New York City office from my immediate manager, Jim Long, and would like to respectfully submit my application for the position.
I have worked in this company for eight years in several different departments and have a good understanding of the systems and procedures that make the company run smoothly.
I have found the company to be a very well-run organization and supportive of its employees.
It is my wish to further my career in this company, which is why I am applying to transfer to Senior Web Developer position.
You should always tweak your resume for every job you apply to and simply mimic the description.
For example, if the job overview for a software engineering position requires that candidates have knowledge of object-oriented design and you took a course on object-oriented programming in college, note it on your resume! Perhaps you worked as an accountant for 6 years, a financial analyst for 3, a tax auditor for 1, and now you have your eyes set on a portfolio manager position.