An account executive will need to have at least a BTEC HND or preferably a degree in the subject of marketing, advertising, statistics, media studies, business, management or psychology and so will need to make sure this is mentioned in their cover letter.
The job also requires work experience so mention any relevant work in advertising or marketing, communications, sales or the media, even if it was voluntary work. You will also need good communication skills, confidence, professionalism, people skills, time management skills and organisational skills.
You will need to show evidence that you have these skills either from previous work experience, qualifications or just personality traits. You may also need to work long hours and so it could be worth mentioning that you are prepared to do this. You may be required to study for professional qualifications, so if you do not have them already then make sure that you mention that you are willing to study. Team leadership is also essential and so whether you have leadership qualifications or experience, you need to mention this in the letter.
If you do not have leadership experience or qualifications, demonstrate that you have the skills by describing relevant personality traits.
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jade Smith
I am writing in order to apply for the position as accounts executive as advertised on. I feel that I would be a perfect candidate for the job due to my experience and qualifications.
I have worked in my current position as an accounts executive for three years but am relocated with my husband’s job and so am looking for something in the xxx area. My current job was in an insurance firm which has given me extensive knowledge of the industry that I will bring with me to your insurance company.
I work very well under stress, having had tight deadlines to reach in my previous position. I have good time management skills as well. I am able to easily ascertain the customer’s needs in order to ensure that they get the results that they are looking for. I understand the importance of working together with the customer to closely attend to their needs and ensure that they are always happy.
I have excellent communication and negotiation skills. I also have good leadership skills having previously managed a small team of three people and relish the idea of doing something similar again.
Please take a look at my enclosed resume and I hope to hear from you soon.
I have attached my resume for your consideration and hope to hear form your soon.