You may not find cover letter writing to be an interesting experience, and that is fine.
It is hardly a pleasant walk in the park to write a cover letter. However, writing a cover letter is an important part of the job application process, and there is no way that you can get out of it.
You have to write a cover letter, if you want to be considered for a bar back position. There is no way that a resume should risk its reputation by venturing onto the desk of a hiring manager all alone!
Cover letter writing has evolved tremendously over the years – no longer can you write 5 sentences detailing your experience and be done with it. The cover letter needs to be a piece of art now. And your work experience should not be a part of it. Instead of concentrating on your experience, focus on your accomplishments and skills – even if you are applying for an entry level position. Here is a sample:
Sample Bar Back Cover Letter with No Experience
524 Maple Street North
Baton Rouge, LA 57487
September 2, 2017
Mr. Timothy Hugo
Human Resource Manager
Marriot International, Inc.
93 Wylie Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70847
Dear Mr. Hugo:
Looking through the job advertisement that you have posted on your website for the position of a bar back, I cannot help but feel that this work is right down my alley. Following a short stint as a bartender assistant during summer holidays last year, I believe that I can very well meet the demands of this work at Marriot International, Inc.
Well-aware of responding to guests’ inquiries and requests in a courteous and polite manner, and anticipating their needs, you will soon find me to be a friendly and needed presence at the bar.
Some knowledge of beer, wines, spirits and cigar brands, along with familiarity with nightclub, bar and lounge operations, work in my favor, as you will have to provide me with little training, allowing you to save on your resources. Deep understanding of basic drink recipes, inventory management and stock rotation also make me an excellent choice to hire as a bar back at your hotel.
To provide you with a wider view of my suitability to work as a bar back at Marriot International, Inc., I would like to arrange for us to meet face to face, for which I will call your office soon. If you need to contact me in the meantime, please feel free to do so on the number given below.
Thank you for your time and consideration.