Cover letter for Ikea (4 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for IKEA.”

How to write an IKEA cover letter

When applying for a position at IKEA, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the IKEA resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1:

“POSITION: Customer Service

I wish to apply for the Recovery compartment with IKEA advertised through IKEA’s official web site for Australia. My degree is in Bachelor of Business Administration (Major Finance) at the American College University – Skopje, Macedonia. I will pursue career in marketing management department as I feel confident in leading a team and developing a product, also my solid results in management and business subjects and experience in that area speaks for my managerial capacity. I believe I’m the right candidate for IKEA due to my strong efficiency and capability in executing my daily tasks, big experience working in a team and my strong self motivating capacity. My focus is always on the customer, with my friendly and positive attitude I always aim to please.

Contributing to IKEA interests me for a number of reasons. Firstly, because of its simple design and genuine quality products. IKEA’s products make the customers feel proud of them self because of their do it yourself attitude. Secondly as a large international company and IKEA’s big success on the market it’s always a pleasure to work for such a renowned brand in the world. Thirdly I admire The INGKA Foundation who is officially dedicated to promoting innovations in architecture and interior design.

I have sharpened my analytical, multi-tasking, teamwork and communication skills through my previous work experience, studies, university involvement and extracurricular activities.

I strengthened my strong leadership, communication and team work skills as a Co-Founder of website medium (Hajd Park TIM, Skopje Macedonia,, for 3 years, also my customers service experience working as a Vehicle Salesman in Hersonissos, Greece.

I am a motivated, energetic and ambitious person who thrives on intellectual challenge, strives for excellence and positively contributes in a team working environment. I will be an asset to IKEA, adding value to its business and that of its clients.

I thank you for considering my application to IKEA. I have enclosed my resume for your review. I feel that I am an ideal candidate for IKEA due to my dedication to meeting customer needs, drive for excellence, and would apply myself to grow together with IKEA. I look forward to exploring this opportunity further, and demonstrating my enthusiasm through an interview.”

Sample 2:

“Dear Mr. Karlsson,

Having worked for four years as a department manager at a DIY store and four years at a furniture store, my appreciation for the mix of inspirational display merchandising and big box retailing will serve me well for a position at IKEA.

I know that no other retailer operates as you do and although there is a strongly regimented self-serve model, I have always enjoyed the utter customer-centricity whenever I have had a question for a member of staff.

My customer satisfaction scores (and those of my team) were always in the top 10% of my DIY employer and I took a pride in offering every furniture customer the advice that I hoped I might get myself. Investing in time with customers is more valuable than any operational task as they will then keep coming back.

My knowledge of retail systems is based around the SAP Retail model, and I am experienced with managing replenishment and merchandising of the products that you stock on the shop floor. I have worked through more than a dozen large scale shopfitting changes and am equipped to manage the constant rotation of displays that your new seasons entail.

I am accustomed to managing retail customer assistant teams of 5 to 35, with the continuous training and personal development demands that come with a younger workforce in a demanding and environment. 35% of my team were promoted within two years and in my last role there was an 90% annual staff retention rate. My team have described me in their references as: efficient, detail-oriented, understanding, and fair.

As a regular visitor to your IKEA store, I would love to come along as a prospective employee rather than looking for the latest addition to my household.


Natalie Bartlet”

Sample 3:

“June 9, 2017

Mr. Solomon Page

Hiring Manager


2552 Main Street

Hobgood, NC 00121

Dear Mr. Page:

I have recently moved from Henderson to Hobgood, where I was working for the local IKEA store as a sales coworker. Comprehending the fact that IKEA Hobgood is also looking to hire a person in this capacity, I present my resume for your consideration and review.

Working in IKEA for 5 years has taught me a lot about sales maximization and profitability – two areas that I diligently work towards. My comprehension of IKEA’s product ranges is immense and I can relate this with local market conditions and customers’ needs in a profound manner. Knowing that no other position in the company is more hands-on in terms of customer contact than that of a sales coworker, I take my responsibilities quite seriously, aiming to please the customers at all times. Apart from solid customer contact, I am exceptionally talented in overseeing a fully stoked and priced area of assignment, and ensuring that all products under my eye are in perfect conditions.

Engaging customers in conversation to determine their home furnishing needs is something that I am quite proficient at. Furthermore, I have a great capability to match customers’ needs with what IKEA has to offer, resulting in active sales on quite a large scale. I am positive that a meeting between us will give you a fair idea of what my capabilities are, and how you can channelize them. I will be in touch with your office to arrange an interview time. Until then, I can be reached at (000) 888-8888.



Justin Holmes”

Sample 4:

“Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to express my interest in a position as the Customer Service Manager at IKEA KotaBaru Parahyangan. As a fresh graduate with several experiences and skills, I believe I am qualified to be a candidate as the Customer Service Manager at IKEA Kota Baru Parahyangan. As I already read through the requirements for this position, I would like to explain to you related to my skills and experiences that probably suit this position.

I have been involved in various organizations, events, and committees starting from Junior HighSchool until University. My experience as a leader or vice leader, secretary and other positions in organizations or committees has given me the chances to sharpen my leadership and administration skill to perform and lead the team, achieve goals, and initiate some events in my school and also department at college. It is also necessary for me to develop my communication and presentation skills. Furthermore, I love to involve myself as a volunteer in some events and it helps me to develop my teamwork skill, turns me to be adaptive and turns me to be a service-oriented person. Moreover, I am a person who is concerned about something in detail and highly focused about my responsibility.

During my college time as an International Relations student, I also had an internship experience at Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Johor Bahru, Malaysia within 2 months. During my internship, I was given the opportunity to work at almost all of the functions or divisions in the Consulate and was involved in some events. This opportunity really helps me sharpen my writing skills, language and communication skills, negotiation skill, analytical skill, and problem-solving skill. My internship experience also realizes that I am a fast-adapted and fast learner person as I can understand my new position quickly. My performance during my internship successfully makes me receive very good feedback from the diplomats as I can be fully responsible to my tasks, initiative, and show good manners. 

Although I am a fresh graduate, I believe my practical experiences, skills, and eagerness to learn will make me an excellent candidate as the Customer Service Manager at IKEA Kota BaruParahyangan. I believe that I will become a great person and at the same time create contributions to this company. I also hope that by joining this company, it helps me to develop myself more and more again.”

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can a cover letter hurt your chances?

Yes, a bad cover letter can hurt your chances just as much as a good one can help. That’s why three words can stop you cold while you’re searching for jobs: “Cover letter optional.”

What are the elements of a cover letter?

The Four Parts of a Cover Letter

  • Address the Recruiter by Name.
  • Address the Company’s Needs.
  • Tell the Recruiter Why You Want to Work Here.
  • Tell Them How to Reach You.

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IKEA Cover Letter Sample


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