Sometimes, a cover letter can do more for you than a resume can. In fact, the cover letter almost always has a better chance of reaching out to a prospective employer simply because it is an easy document to navigate.
Mostly, hiring managers do not like going through long accounts of your professional life, making the cover letter a much more “read” document than the resume that it accompanies.
But in order for cover letters to have the effect that you want them to, you have to make sure that you write them in a manner that is acceptable to the hiring manager. And what is that exactly? To be honest, there is no hard and fast rule that dictates that a cover letter has to be written in a certain manner. You have to make sure that your cover letter is read by the person who is responsible for deciding if you will make it to the interview stage – that is all.
June 2, 2017
Mr. Oliver Thorpe
630 Levington Drive
Lexington, KY 10896
Dear Mr. Thorpe:
Merging exceptional customer service skills and ability to provide sound cash handling services, I offer the attached resume for the position of a Cashier at Target. With over 10 years of experience in providing seamless and efficient cashiering services to large departmental stores and supermarkets, I am positive that I will be equally (or even more) successful in helping your organization reach its goals.
I have extensive experience in handling cash and credit card transactions by using a variety of complex and standard POS machines. Owing to the fact that I am great with numbers and calculations, and the fact that I am meticulous by nature, there have never been any discrepancies in my cash drawer during the decade that I have worked in the capacity of a cashier. In fact, I have been called upon many times to provide insight and assistance with inconsistencies in other cashiers’ tills, due to my ability to delve deep into issues and provide viable solutions.
As far as the customer service end of my work is concerned, I have been rotated to provide one on one retail assistance to customers, always ending up in repeat business opportunities.
If you would like to benefit from my experience and capabilities as a cashier, I suggest we meet in person to take this one step further. I will be in touch. Until then, please feel free to contact me if you need any information that is not available here or in the attached resume.
Thank you for your time and consideration.