Cover letter for a mom going back to work (5 samples)


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Page last updated: 3/11/2022

This blog post will show samples of “Cover letters for a mom going back to work.”

Cover letters for a mom going back to work

If you are a stay-at-home mom going back to work, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing the cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Don’t hide you have been away for a while, as the hiring manager will notice. According to Megan Crawford, “It’s always better to call the gap out, rather than wait for someone to read it on a resume and ask about it.”
  • Explain why you were away. Be confident, and unapologetic, and keep it brief.
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for a mom going back to work”

“August 31, 2021

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

[47 Company Address]

[Company City, State xxxxx]



Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms.] [Manager’s Name], 

I’m writing to you regarding the assistant customer service manager job opening I recently discovered on I have over 9 years of related work experience in retail, and while I’ve spent the last 3 years working from home as an online retailer, I still believe my professional background and skill set are perfect for [COMPANY NAME] and its in-house Assistant Customer Service Manager position. 

For the past three years I’ve been raising my first child while also running my own online clothing store, Private Practice. This business has done an average of $10,000 in sales per month. As the retailer and manager, I marketed the company through a number of channels, including social media, Internet forums, and my own networks. I also handled all consumer questions and needs, and was continually researching ways to make my business better — whether by reading about customer relations etiquette, or seeking new products to sell. 

Before this remote job, I worked as a customer service representative at Shoqwick for over 3 years. I provided service over the phone and in person, worked with multiple departments to fulfill consumer requests, and spearheaded a new standard operating procedure for merchandise returns that decreased customer complaints by 15 percent. This experience allowed me to learn what I needed to run a successful business of my own. Between these two positions, I’ve gained extensive knowledge about customer service, and also practiced managerial duties that I’ll be able to put to good use at [COMPANY NAME]. 

I’m confident that I have the work ethic, adaptability, and problem solving skills necessary to fulfill the role of assistant customer service manager at [COMPANY NAME]. I look forward to discussing the details of the position more with you. You can reach me by phone at (895)-555-5555, or via email at 


Valerie Perkins”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for a mom going back to work”

“Violet Martinez


April 20, 2022

Dear Hailey Johnson,

I’m writing to express my interest in the customer service manager role at Magnolia Market that I discovered on Indeed. With over 10 years of retail experience and having spent the past three years working as an online retailer, I’m confident I’d be a great addition to your team.

For the past three years, I spent time away from the workforce to care for my children once they were born. During this time, I opened my online clothing store, Sage and Co. It’s made an average of $12,000 in retail sales each month. As the retailer, manager and owner, I continued to develop my organizational and time management skills. I used social media to market my business, I handled customer needs, I answered questions and I continuously looked for ways to improve my business and marketing strategies. Above all, I ensured my customer service skills stayed up-to-date and learned new technology skills to help me grow in the retail industry.

Before this online venture, I worked as a customer service representative at Lola’s Clothing for over five years. I provided customer service over the phone, via email, via online chats and in person. I worked alongside various departments to ensure customer needs were met and helped decrease customer complaints by 20% during my employment there.

Working for this company and opening my online business helped me grow my customer service skills, while also allowing me to practice important managerial duties I feel I could contribute to Magnolia Market. I’m confident that the skills I developed through both of these experiences could make me a quality asset to your company. I look forward to discussing the Customer Service Manager role in greater detail. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Violet Martinez” 

Sample 3: “Cover letter for a mom going back to work”

“Dear Hiring Manager,

As a girl growing up with three older brothers, I have many memories of playing with their seemingly never-ending collection of superhero figurines—not to mention the excitement of finally being given their hand-me-downs to keep as my own. That’s why I’m thrilled to apply for the role of Marketing Manager for Action Figures at HappyToy, Inc. I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to join a company that I feel a personal connection to, and to help HappyToy shape and share its story with current and future customers.

I have been a stay-at-home mom for the last three years, but my prior work experience perfectly aligns with this position. As a marketing manager at Learn & Play International, where I worked for five years, I was responsible for overseeing the marketing strategy for a full range of children’s toys and games. This included managing a budget of $1 million and creating and executing promotional plans, all while driving growth and working cross-functionally with various internal and external teams.

I’m also a great communicator and work well both independently and as part of a team. I always bring a positive attitude to the office and love nothing more than helping a brand craft compelling stories.

I would be thrilled to bring my passion and skill set to HappyToy. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to discussing the role further.


Jane Smith”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a mom going back to work”

“Sarah Johnson

(000) 121-8212

October 27, 2022

Mr. David Pattison

Human Resources Manager

Mercury Batches Inc.

984 Reid Road

Miami, FL 19953

Dear Mr. Pattison:

I am writing to apply for a retail assistant position at Mercury Batches Inc. Upon seeing your advertisement in detail, I feel confident that I am a good choice to hire.

As can be seen on the attached resume, I am highly skilled in:

  • Greeting, assisting, and engaging customers.
  • Answering inquiries and providing information to customers.
  • Completing cash and card transactions accurately.
  • Helping sales staff to provide exemplary customer service.
  • My good communication and time management skills, as well as the ability to learn new tasks, set me apart from others.

Having spent several years away from work to raise my children, I now feel that I am ready to step back into the workforce. During the hiatus, I continued to keep abreast of sales work through an online commission. Though the commission was part-time, I managed to keep in touch with the latest in selling techniques, and technology. In addition, I took up an online professional communication course, which I am positive will also help me deal with customers.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of me joining your team, you may contact me at (000) 121-8212. I will email you after a few days to follow up. Thank you for the time that you took out to read this, and I look forward to meeting with you soon.


Sarah Johnson”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for a mom going back to work”

“Mia Logan

(000) 476-0284

October 7, 2019

Mr. Gregory Lucas

Human Resources Manager

Fuller Retail Works

9702 Tenth Road

Fort Lauderdale, FL 47924

Dear Mr. Lucas:

The Business Associate position at Fuller Retail Works seems an exact match to my capabilities. I graduated with a business degree 3 years ago, and have a short internship in business management to my name as well. However, I have worked from home during this time, as my priority was to raise my twins. Now that they are ready for school, I would like to pursue my career.

Even while I was a stay-at-home mom, I did not lose touch with the professional world. During available hours, I worked online for a retail firm, organizing their business details. Contacting clients through telephone and email to help them with queries and complaints is my strength.

In particular, I am adept at:

• Customer and third-party liaison

• Administrative work

• Upselling

• Designing and implementing business plans

• Online company representation

• Relationship management

Precisely, I am skilled in designing business strategies and plans aimed at meeting company goals. During my hiatus from the real world, I stayed connected by upgrading my knowledge through online business courses. This has helped me in remaining in touch with new business trends.

I feel that we should meet in person so that I can offer skills information verbatim. I will contact your secretary to set up an interview soon. Till then, you may reach me at (000) 476-0284.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Frequently Asked Questions: Cover letters for a mom going back to work

When do I use a cover letter?

You should include a cover letter anytime you send your resume to someone who doesn’t know you personally.

How do you write a cover letter for an elderly person?

Cover Letter Tips for Older Workers

  • Address a specific individual. 
  • Write a strong first paragraph. 
  • Highlight a few highly relevant details. 
  • Illustrate how your qualifications fit the position. 

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