It is not every day that you have to write a cover letter to accompany your resume.
And since you do not write cover letters too often, it usually becomes a problem when you have no choice but to write one.
Remember that a cover letter is little more than your work-related aspirations and skills on a piece of paper.
Even though a cover letter is a short document, it does need to have a sizeable effect on the employer, making him believe that you are the best choice that he has.
Cover letters do not replicate resumes – they complement them.
Be smart about writing cover letters.
Do not simply rewrite your resume. Instead, chart out your abilities and achievements so that the employer understands who you are and what you can do for them.
The following cover letter sample for a customer service representative does this:
Customer Service Representative Cover Letter Sample
854 Prince Street
Sandy, UT 62541
December 16, 2021
Mr. Paul Diesel
7002 S 1595 E
Sandy, UT 50097
Dear Mr. Diesel:
As a dedicated customer service representative who was given the responsibility to handle the “cream” of customers at my previous workplace, I can safely bet that I am the person to hire. This is especially true if repeat business and more revenue are your prime concern at United Technologies.
My customer service orientation can be judged from the fact that the percentage of satisfied customers that I have served in the past 5 years is a staggering 97%!
Here are just some of the reasons why you should hire me:
• Documented success in responding to and resolving customer service inquiries and issues on the first call.
• Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of specific company products in order to portray confidence and credibility to customers, and assume ownership.
• Highly skilled in proactively identifying and acting on cross-selling / upselling opportunities to increase revenues.
If you are in the market for a customer service representative who is quality and serviced-focused, can handle conflict easily, and multitask effectively, I am the person you are looking for. Let’s meet in person soon. I know you won’t regret talking to me. I will be in touch regarding an interview soon and can be reached at (555) 555-5555 for any additional information that you may need.
Thank you for your time and consideration.