A cover letter for waiting jobs is your primary introduction to the prospective employer. If written appropriately, it will maximize the chances of an interview.
■ Your cover letter should emphasize on your relevant skills and abilities and direct the reader to the enclosed resume.
■ Write your letter in a way that directly complement the requirements of the employer as given in the job advertisement.
■ Don’t forget to include the relevant keywords in your letter.
Look at the following sample to get a better idea.
65 Example Street
Muskegon, MI 65999
March 8, 2015
Mr. John Doe,
MHP – Hackley Campus
Muskegon, MI 98877
Dear Mr. Doe:
I would like to be considered for a waiter position at MHP, as advertised on your website. My background in hospitality industry along with my friendly nature and neat appearance makes me an ideal contender for the position. Utilizing my waiting acumen, I would bring a positive difference to the profits and client retention to your restaurant.
My previous job as a server at ABC Restaurant required strong communication skills and a high attention to detail. I am adept at setting tables, arranging place settings, placing table decorations, welcoming and serving guests and accepting guest food and beverage orders in a professional manner. Due to my commitment, dedication and passion for people, I raised the overall profits of restaurant by 20% within three months.
Besides table duties, I am highly skilled in relaying orders to kitchen staff, collecting payments from patrons and maintaining proper record for orders and funds. I am also able to process credit card payments and use point of sale registers to exactly secure payments. The enclosed resume will provide you with more details about my relevant qualifications and skills.
I am eager to discuss your waiter position and to learn more regarding the MHP. I will call you in the next few days to follow up and see if it is suitable to arrange an interview. In the meantime, I can be contacted at (999) 555-9999.
Thank you for your time and consideration.