If you're struggling to start your cover letter, here are 6 different variations that have worked for others, along with why they worked. Use them as inspiration for your introductory paragraph.
I was excited to discover the Packaging Sales Engineer position at The Mondi Group, having recently collaborated with a local environmental group to launch a sustainable packaging initiative. Working with the group to raise awareness about the benefits of eco-friendly packaging options was a rewarding experience and has solidified my interest in joining a company like Mondi that is committed to driving sustainability in the packaging industry.
While attending a packaging conference last year, I was captivated by the presentation from Ball Corporation on their innovative aluminum packaging solutions. Since then, I have closely followed your developments and new products, and I am thrilled to see a Packaging Sales Engineer opening at Ball Corporation—a company that aligns with my own beliefs in promoting sustainable packaging options.
Having spent the past year volunteering at a local food bank, I witnessed first-hand the impact that quality packaging can have on both organizations and the environment. Tetra Pak's mission to protect what's good resonates strongly with me, and I am eager to leverage my experience as a sales engineer to contribute to your commitment to sustainable packaging solutions as a Packaging Sales Engineer.
As a sales engineer in the packaging industry, I have consistently sought out opportunities to work with companies that prioritize environmentally friendly solutions. Learning about Amcor's ambitious goal to develop all of its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025 has inspired me to pursue the Packaging Sales Engineer position at your company, where I can contribute to achieving this important objective.
While researching innovative packaging solutions, I was drawn to Sonoco's holistic approach to sustainability, which not only focuses on eco-friendly products but also on optimizing the entire packaging lifecycle. This comprehensive perspective is one I share, making the Packaging Sales Engineer position at Sonoco an ideal fit for my skills and aspirations.