Cover letter for the second time applying for the job(4 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for the second time applying for the job.”

Examples of cover letters for the second time applying for the job

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

  • 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 reapplying for the job. Examples: the employer reposted the job, your position with the company was temporary, or you quit but want to return among others.
  • 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:

“Jacob Smith, Master of Business Administration

234-567-8910 | | Toronto, ON

August 14, 2022

CBA Business Management, LLC

Dear Wanda Ng,

I am very excited to apply for the senior account manager position at CBA Business Management. CBA previously employed me as an account manager from 2016 to 2020 before I left to finish my MBA, from which I graduated summa cum laude. While at CBA, I regularly surpassed annual sales quotas by 25%, bringing in average annual retained profits of $300,000 and earning me CBA’s Account Manager of the year for three years running.

My MBA taught me the theoretical and practical business knowledge, competencies, and capabilities to both lead and manage a large portfolio of clients in a continually evolving global market. I can further bring superior analytical and interpersonal skills, exceptional communication, networking, and a customer-centric perspective with the ability to foresee and adapt to the fluid national and international markets. With my proven track record of sales, experience, and proprietary knowledge of CBA’s stakeholders and high-value clients, I believe I can build its client roster and surpass my previous sales.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I am eager to learn more about this position and further expand on how I believe I can once again be an invaluable member of your organization. I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully yours,

Jacob Smith”

Sample 2:

“Dear hiring manager,

Reapplication for the position of a chief data analyst

Upon review of the job description, I felt compelled to reapply for this position. Aside from previously fulfilling a data analyst role in this valued organisation and understanding the organisation’s vision, my current skill set also suits the position.

After leaving FAB in 2018 to take a role with a higher salary, I realised it wasn’t the best decision for me. Working in an environment that allows for mental stability and growth is also important to me.

Upon leaving FAB, I realised that inner peace supports career growth and I sincerely admit my mistake. It may interest you to know that I have a lot more to offer the company now.

I’ve spent the past two years developing myself professionally and feel more prepared to assume this role. I’m eager to bring innovation and expert knowledge and contribute significantly to the organisation. I recently completed a master’s degree in data analysis from the University of GreenValley.

With a remarkable ability to analyse data and proficiency in mathematics and computer software, I can interpret data and easily transform them into real concepts. My expertise can help your multinational corporation achieve its goals.

I’ve enclosed a copy of my CV, which details my academic and professional experience. I look forward to meeting you to further discuss my suitability for the role. Many thanks for your time.


Joanne Lamb

07543765122 |”

Sample 3:

“[First name] [Last name], [Degree or certification, if applicable]

[Phone number] | [E-mail address] | [City], [Province or Territory] [Postal code]


[Company name]

Dear [Hiring manager’s first name] [Hiring manager’s last name],

[Introduce yourself, including your previous job title and length of employment, and express your excitement to have an opportunity to reapply for the position.] [Specify why you’re reapplying for the job, how it fits with your career objectives, and why you want to work for the employer.]

[Describe your relevant experience, qualifications, and one or two relevant achievements with facts and data when possible.] [Include any new skills if you previously worked for the employer.] [Explain why you’re the best candidate for the position and the value you can bring to the company,]

[Express gratitude.] [Summarize qualifications.] [Restate interest in role.] [Call to action + availability and preferred contact method.]

[Complimentary close],


Sample 4:

“Dear hiring manager,

Reapplication for the position of a head clerk

My name is Marianne Goodheart and I’m writing to apply for the clerk position. I served in a similar role in your esteemed organisation from July 2016 to May 2019 but left as the downsizing policy didn’t favour me.

I received three awards for exceptional service and my contribution to the organisation during my time with the company. Since I left, I have thoroughly improved my skills and I’m confident I can make a much bigger impact upon re-joining the organisation.

During my time in a clerical role in one of the largest companies in London, I’ve learnt how to manage large administrative tasks simultaneously. I’ve also worked with sophisticated tools to facilitate efficiency and organisation. I’m proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and several other software tools for administrative assistants.

I’ve also improved my analytical and communication skills, having interacted with a wide variety of people. If given the opportunity to work in your organisation again, I look forward to implementing the experience I’ve gained to expertly manage the company’s day-to-day operations to ensure its smooth running.

I hope you deem me suitable for this role. I’m available for any further questions to support my application. Feel free to contact me at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you.


Marianne Goodheart”

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the tips to get rehired?

Tips to get rehired

  • Request referrals
  • Remain open
  • Stay connected

How do I sell myself for a position?

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

  • Look at the part. 
  • Tailor your elevator pitch. 
  • Prepare meaningful anecdotes. 
  • Quantify your achievements. 
  • Say the right things.

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