Dear Hiring Manager,
I am writing to express my interest in the Business Development position at The Daily Beast. I am certain that my skills and work experience which includes positions in large corporations as well as start-ups within the online world, make me the ideal candidate for this position. I have enclosed my resume to provide an overview of my achievements and qualifications for your review.
As Manager of Business Development and Publisher Networks at Mochila, an online distribution platform for quality content and advertising, I identify and manage relationships with large digital companies for the syndication and distribution of content and advertising, using contextual widgets and site sections. I am accustomed to successfully juggling multiple projects and have an excellent track record of building new business, forging strong relationships with clients, developing partnerships and increasing company revenue through innovative and creative strategies. I believe the major contributor to this success is my talent as a persuasive communicator; someone who can speak to clients in terms they understand and build the case for the brand I represent.
I work equally well in team-oriented and self-directed environments and find the challenges of the start-up setting stimulating. In addition to my experience and energy, I bring to the position an extensive knowledge of online syndication products and trends that will make a valuable contribution towards your companyâ€™s goals of building an audience and growing the brand.
At Mochila, I have leveraged my skills to meet and exceed expectations; I would like to do the same as a member of your team. I welcome an opportunity to meet with you to learn more about the position and discuss my qualifications and candidacy in further detail. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Dear Mr. Simpson,
I am writing in response to your advertisement for the Business Development Manager position available with Mega Corp. I have six years of experience working in a similar role. Additionally, I have my Master’s of Business Administration degree along with a smart business partner identification strategy.
My work as a business development manager involves me researching and identifying trendsetter business ideas. I contact potential business partners to develop business relationships and propose business deals. Through careful analysis of market strategies, deal potentials and financials, I am able to effectively screen potential partnerships.
I close new business deals through careful contract development and negotiation, coordinating requirements and integrating contracts with business operations requirements. I have a strong motivation for sales and am skilled at closing new business and my excellent communication skills assist me with the process. In order to keep up to date, I read professional journals, participate in industry organizations and form strong personal contact networks.
I know I would be a valuable asset as the new Business Development Manager at Mega Corp. The company would be gaining someone who is very savvy and has a strong business development track record. Please contact me to schedule an interview any time.