Dear Ms. Hoffman,
I would love to hear more about your Market Analyst opening. The classified ad in today’s Los Angeles Daily News was fairly brief but contained enough information to pique my interest. I have been involved in market analysis for several years now. I am enclosing my resume so that you can get a clearer idea of my qualifications and why I would make a good candidate.
After college, I joined a major marketing firm as a Junior Market Analyst. I took my studies in economics and marketing and learned more about studying trends and creating strategies that help businesses grow and thrive. I gathered market data, conducted Internet and telephone surveys and worked on teams that analyzed information and suggested recommendations. These experiences were especially advantageous as I acquired my Master’s in Business Administration. Through my professional engagements, I leaned toward coursework in topics such as Global Market Assessment and Advanced Market Analysis. This has given me an edge for working with product design, expansion of company offerings and determining the best ways to reach target customers and conversions.
All these experiences have only increased my enthusiasm about being a Market Analyst with a firm like yours. Can we get together for an interview? I am sure I can convince you my academic and work background make me the fit for this position.
Examples of a Market Research Analyst Cover Letter and Resume
Are you applying for a position as a market research analyst? In your cover letter, you'll want to demonstrate that you have the research, analytical and other skills required for market researchers.
Since this position calls for analyzing data to find areas of improvement, ranging from increasing ad impressions to driving sales conversions, it will be helpful if you provide examples of instances when you have spearheaded projects or initiatives that generated or saved money or made other powerful contributions to the company.
Your cover letter should also express that you have the exact experience and skills outlined in the job advertisement.
See below for an examples of a cover letter and matching resume for a market research analyst position.
Market Research Analyst Cover Letter Example
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Dear HR Manager:
The job listing, posted on LinkedIn, for an Associate Market Research Analyst caught my attention. I am confident my experience leading various focus groups, evaluating high-profile market research studies and providing actionable business recommendations would provide much value and benefit to your organization.
My various positions have taught me the importance of developing and maintaining professional relationships and record-keeping. Throughout any market research study, it is vital proper documentation takes place.
Many parties are interested in accurate results that will ultimately help drive business objectives and focus. It is my priority during each study that protocols are followed to ensure a company’s outcome is one that will help increase profits, visibility or whatever the final objective may be.
I ask for a few minutes of your time so we can further explore the contribution I could bring to your organization.
Please contact me at email@example.com or 123-456-7890 to arrange a time. I look forward to hearing from you and appreciate the opportunity to apply and be considered for this position.
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Market Research Analyst Resume
Home 555-555-5555 | Cell 555-123-4567
1048 Herbert Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90003
Associate Market Research Analyst, BlueSky Intelligence, Los Angeles, CA
April 20XX – present
- Analyze, interpret and synthesize learnings from research sources, and draw actionable and executable conclusions for stakeholders.
- Provide recommendations on how to maximize opportunities and investments based on research findings.
- Clearly express ideas, results and recommendations, both orally and in writing, to peers and management.
- Conduct focus groups and provide day-to-day support of on-going consumer satisfaction studies.
Market Research Analyst, XYZ Creative Group, Los Angeles, CA
June 20XX – March 20XX
- Continuously gathered and interpreted data on new and emerging competitors.
- Collected and synthesized customer demographics, preference and buying habits to aid in the development of marketing campaigns and research materials.
- Analyzed and reported research results to management on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
- Created and updated research presentations and materials for all Spanish-speaking participants.
- Certified Professional Researcher, Marketing Research Association, June 20XX
- Proficient in Spanish
Bachelor of Arts, Shore Line University, San Diego, CA
Dual Major: Marketing & Psychology
Magna Cum Laude
Sending an Email Cover Letter
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Subject: Market Research Analyst Position - Your Name
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