(Name of Hiring Manager, Title)
(Name of Company)
(City, State, Zip)
Dear (Personalize Whenever Possible):
I saw your advertisement for a retail manager for Macy’s sportswear department and wanted to offer my credentials.
For the past eight years, I have worked at the Gap continuously being rewarded with increasing responsibility. As an assistant manager, I have done everything from scheduling, inventory and cashiering to managing a variety of personalities — from your high school part timer to a retail career processional.
Though I have enjoyed my time at the Gap, I am eager to advance my career and have always been interested in joining the management program at such a renowned department store as Macy’s.
You will find my affable nature makes me well suited to working with customers and colleagues alike, and I am a confident decision-maker. I am eager to learn more about the various aspects of retail success, including merchandising and buying.
I have attached my resume along with personal and professional references. I appreciate your consideration and am able to meet as soon as possible to discuss the position and my possible employment with Macy’s.