Teenagers seeking their first job are often required to come up with a cover letter. Being inexperienced, most teenage candidates find the task of writing a cover letter very daunting. In order to write a compelling cover letter, it is important for candidates to understand its purpose. Your resume is already conveying information about your educational background and skills. What your cover letter must do is to directly relate your knowledge and transferable skills with the demands of the position.
Employers like to see brief cover letters that express some knowledge of the hiring firm, written with a tone of confidence. It is advisable to go through a few sample cover letters before writing one of your own. Using built-in templates and generic cover letters is discouraged by resume experts, since this will hinder you from standing out of the crowd.
Below is a cover letter sample for a teenager with no practical experience in hand.
448 Tulip Ave • Dallas, TX 43002 • (005) 333-1111 • hannah @ email . com
December 13, 2014
Mr. Harold Shane
45 Spring Ave
Dallas, TX 43002
Dear Mr. Shane:
If you are seeking an energetic, ambitious and people-oriented CSR gifted with outstanding verbal communication skills with the basic understanding of how call centers work; then we should definitely talk.
I offer a unique combination of communicative talents and a strong work ethic. My qualifications include:
• Highly enthusiastic people-driven communication style
• Proven ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently
• Excellent ability to work with clients in order to determine their concerns and process their complaints
• Operating knowledge of wide variety of audio, visual and telecommuting equipment
Furthermore, I possess special talent for Customer Service Representation and fully understand the importance of delivering high quality service to customers in a courteous manner. I am also proficient in computer operations and electronic database management. My ongoing degree in telecommunication has rendered me an expert in router installation, configuration and basic functional troubleshooting. I believe this background and expertise can be effectively put to purpose at Dallas Telecom.
I am eager to learn more about your organization and to discuss how I can contribute directly to your mission. I will call you next week to schedule an interview. Should you have any queries regarding my qualifications, please contact me on my cell phone at (005) 333-1111.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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