If you are a good storyteller, writing a cover letter will not be a problem. If you’re not, we are here to help. A cover letter is simply your life story told in 300 words or less – professional life story, that is! You must never think of the cover letter as a document that can be done without. Remember that the cover letter is an avenue that will lead you to success where reaching the interview stage is concerned. The good news is that cover letters can be written in a standout manner even if you have never written one in your life.
How is this done?
It is simple. The success of your cover letter depends on how well you understand what the employer is looking for. Once you comprehend that the employer is looking for a certain set of skills and experience, you can easily place correlating information in your cover letter. It is only when we do not understand what the employer needs from us that we make cover letter writing blunders.
A distribution clerk cover letter is a 3-4 paragraph document which outlines the candidate’s best skills – and vast experience. That is all that it is! And this is how it can be written:
December 30, 2016
Mr. John Grisham
3630 Paton Road
Columbia, TN 55321
Dear Mr. Grisham:
I am writing to express my interest in working for Restoration Hardware as a Distribution Clerk.
It is not every day that one comes across an individual who has had as extensive experience of working in a warehouse environment as I have. The last 6 years, I have been diligently and flawlessly providing quality service in terms of materials and equipment delivery. A recent accomplishment in impeccably handling a particularly difficult situation regarding a sizeable delivery, led to me receiving high commendation from the management.
Here is a gist of what I offer:
• Competent in handling inventory and record keeping activities with special focus on documenting the quantity of products received and shipped out.
• Qualified to handle distribution and shipping duties by ensuring timely delivery of products to their destinations, and handling inventory orders appropriately.
• Documented success in ensuring prompt and accurate delivery by ensuring that all logistics are appropriately coordinated.
This list of qualifications is not all-inclusive. I can further build up on it in an in-person meeting between us. I will contact you next week to set up an interview date and time. Until then, please call me at (444) 444-4444 if any further information required.