How to Write a Cover Letter to a Beverage Company

by Kara Page ; Updated September 26, 2017
The cover letter you send for a position in the beverage industry should be concise.

If you are seeking a job as a manager, coordinator, analyst or any other position with a beverage company, the first step will be submitting a resume accompanied by a cover letter. Because many beverage companies are quite large, they often receive hundreds of inquiries for one job opening. Therefore, it is essential that you do not waste a word in your cover letter, which should be carefully tailored to each company you apply to and attempt to convince the recipient that you are the ideal candidate.

Create a centered header that includes your name, address, phone number and email address, giving each component its own line. Double space and left-justify the text, then type the name of the contact, his title, the beverage company's name and the address, giving each component its own line. If you do not know the name of the contact, get in touch with the company's human resources department to find out.

Open the letter with a formal salutation that greets the employer by name, such as "Dear Mrs. Black." Write a two to three sentence introductory paragraph that explains who you are and what position you are seeking. If you have been referred to this job from someone in the beverage industry, mention that reference in this paragraph.

Write the body of the cover letter. While you want to highlight three or four of what you feel are your most impressive skills and accomplishments in the beverage industry, this section should be focused more on the needs of the beverage company. Read the job description carefully and look for the qualities they are seeking that you feel you possess, then draw on experiences and abilities listed in your resume to prove you are the candidate they are looking for.

Write the conclusion paragraph and thank the employer for his time and consideration. Mention the method (phone call, email) you will next be in touch in order to discuss an interview. Use a formal closing salutation such as "Sincerely," then type your full name. Sign the letter above your typed name.

About the Author

Kara Page has been a freelance writer and editor since 2007. She maintains several blogs on travel, music, food and more. She is also a contributing writer for Suite101 and has articles published on eHow and Answerbag. Page holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas.

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