If you are interested in a sales role, then being a sales representative may be an ideal position for you. You will represent the company you work for in a sales capacity, selling products or services to customers both from a cold call point of view and from referrals.
You will need to have a thick skin to do this role and be able to handle rejection and live for the buzz of selling a product or service that you are selling.
If you have found a role you would like to apply for and would like some help on writing a covering letter then the below letter can be used as an example.
Sales Representative Cover Letter Example
Application for a Sales Representative
I have recently seen your advert in (where) and (when) for a Sales Representative selling (what products or services) and I would like to apply for this role.
(Only if true, if not tailored according to your skills) I have had a good background in customer services with an element of selling and feel that I would be in a good position to take on this role. I know (X, Y&Z about what product and services?) and learn very quickly. I am a confident communicator and enjoy talking to people whether it is face to face or on the telephone or in a store environment and getting a buzz from making a sale.
I am also an organised person who keeps my paperwork in order and likes to keep detailed records so that I can track products/services that I have sold and when.
(Have you done any sales courses relevant, do you drive? Any other information you can put in here to make your skills and appearance attractive to the role)
I have enclosed me up to date CV for your interest and I can attend an interview at short notice should you be interested in my skills.
Thank you for taking the time to read my CV and letter and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.