Cover letter requirements keep changing, thanks to the constantly increasing competition. Once, it was alright to write a 5 sentence cover letter, providing a synopsis of what you are capable of. The rest was left to the accompanying resume. Now, this doesn’t work. While the resume is still depended on, the cover letter has to do most of the work.
A cover letter can “reach” an employer where a resume cannot. Hence, the resume remains more or less the same, while the cover letter keeps changing form. So, what is “in” nowadays? The cover letter of 2016 is bold and beautiful! The candidate needs to be exceptionally articulate in what he wants to say. A little showing off won’t hurt. Neither will exaggerated information – a little bragging is okay! However, you mustn’t make a big deal out of your abilities. While the employer does want to know what you are capable of, he doesn’t want to read a cover letter that shows greed. So whatever you do write in the cover letter, make sure it suits the employer, more than it suits you as a candidate.
The following sample is a classic example of a compelling cover letter for camp counselor resume.
87 5th Street # 443
Venice, FL 14221
June 17, 2016
Ms. Wendy Roberts
652 La Guna Road
Venice, FL 96321
Dear Ms. Roberts:
The person behind introducing the Old but Fit program at Shelton Camp, catering to the requirements of the elderly, is me! This program has earned me much acclaim as it is the first of its kind in the state. Hoping to duplicate this, along with providing Full Campers with the benefit of my experience as a camp counselor, I would like to offer my services. Here are a few reasons why I think that I will be a positive addition to your organization:
• Demonstrated expertise in leading groups of 15+ participants safely, in a variety of camp activities.
• Highly effective in planning, leading and participating in diverse camp activities, including games, songs, treks and special events.
• First-hand experience in supervising participants during activities to ensure their safety, health and wellbeing.
• Maintains a safe, attractive and clean physical environment (both indoors and outdoors).
My abilities as a camp counselor go beyond what is mentioned in this letter. In order to build up on them, I would like to meet with you in person. I can be contacted at (000) 333-1420 if you need further information.