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Cover Letter For Geophysics Job Outlook

Cover letter sample in response to a Monster job posting

You see a job on Monster but are unsure how the cover letter you send should read. Get answers here.

If you see a job posting online and it sounds exquisitely suited to you, you probably feel compelled to submit not only your resume but a customized cover letter as well. But job seekers often struggle with constructing an effective cover letter. View our sample cover letter below: 

Dear (insert name or "Hiring Manager" if name is unknown):

Your advertisement on Monster for a (insert job title) fits my experience and qualifications perfectly, and I am writing to express my interest in and enthusiasm for the position. As an accomplished sales leader, I have achieved seven-figure revenue growth, international market penetration and successful product launches for leading global corporations during my career.

In addition to my desire to join your team, you will find I am a dedicated and driven professional whose recent accomplishments include:

  • An increase of international sales from 1 percent of the company's total revenue to 75 percent, capturing more than half of the entire European market and one-third of the Latin American market within two years.
  • Dramatic expansion of customer base, leading to seven-figure revenue growth rates that far exceed the pace of larger, more established competitors.
  • Development of a 75-member dealer network across 30 countries in six continents.
  • Attainment of 100 percent customer retention rate through expert relationship-building skills and a commitment to a solution-focused, service-first sales approach.
  • Launch of a new London office, expected to double sales revenue by 2012.
  • Introduction of three innovative product lines, following comprehensive market research and competitive-intelligence gathering.

Your software products are truly on the cutting edge of technology -- you offer products that can change the way a company conducts business on the Internet. I am excited by this technology and would be able to translate this excitement to a business benefit for your current and future clients. If you agree that my qualifications are a close fit to your needs, I would be delighted to meet with you personally to discuss strategies for expanding (name of company's) market presence.

I will follow up with you in a few days to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, you may reach me at (phone number) or via email at (email address). I look forward to our conversation.

Dina Smith

Writing a Geoscience Cover Letter

by  Rigzone Staff


Thursday, June 29, 2017

A cover letter accompanying your resume and application for a petroleum geology opening should be focused and relevant.

If you need to write a cover letter to accompany your resume and application for a petroleum geology opening, remember to keep it focused and relevant to that position.

"Cover letters should be short and the point and directly address your skills and education as they pertain to the job," Eric Riggs, professor of geology and geophysics at Texas A&M University (TAMU), told Rigzone. "They are not meant to recount your life story, but rather highlight elements of your life story that transfer directly to adding value in the competitive petroleum business environment."

Riggs, who interacts regularly with the oil and gas industry representatives who recruit TAMU geology and geophysics students, shared what these recruiters often look for in cover letters.

"Most recruiters I've spoken with emphasize broad problem-solving and critical thinking ability, as well as a track record working well on multi-disciplinary teams," he said. "Business environment experience is a plus, even if outside the industry, and interpersonal and communication skills are at least as valuable as technical ability. Evidence of enthusiasm, drive and dedication are also good but only if it appears sincere."

Riggs also stresses that writing a good cover letter is just one part of landing a petroleum geoscience job.

"I advise any student contemplating an industry career to make sure they have lots of personal, direct contact with people in hiring and recruiting positions, and to build networks," he said. "These people can often coach the cover letter, resume-building and interview processes better than those of us on the academic side. While 'what you know' is certainly critical, ' who you know' can help open doors and facilitate the transition into the business world."

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