Identifying what type of cover letter you must write is step one in the game. There are different types that you can choose from, depending on your specific situation. If you are applying by answering an advertisement, your cover letter will say different things than when you write one for a position that is not yet available. Mostly, it is the former situation that prevails, making us write standard cover letters to apply for it.
But standard cover letters do not have to be standardized. This means that while you are writing a cover letter in the usual way, the content of the document should be anything but standard. In fact, it should be outstanding – something that the hiring manager has not read before. All cover letters begin to seem the same to hiring managers if they say the same things, resulting in him or her categorizing candidates as ordinary. Your worth should show through the cover letter that you write.
The following sample will help you write a standout cover letter:
62 Montgomery Dr.
Scott, AR 25107
Gregory @ email . com
May 4, 2017
Mr. Jacob Beatty
Human Resources Manager
5822 Old River Road
Scott, AR 99802
Dear Mr. Beatty:
As an individual with a track record of ensuring timely and professional deliveries to several locations within and around the city of Scott, I am applying for Transfer Driver position at U Haul. I have been working as a transfer driver for Peterson Farms for over 8 years now, an experience which has instilled in me the capability of working as one in most commercial and private settings.
If you look through the enclosed resume, you will be pleased to discover that I possess hands-on warehouse experience as well, which makes me an excellent contender. With my ability to individually load and unload trucks, ascertain the safety of loaded items by securing them appropriately, and handle all associated paperwork with each haul / transfer, I am sure to be an immediate and consistent asset to your organization. My expertise in driving and maintaining both heavy and light duty trucks is exceptional, as is my comprehension of federal and DOT regulations.
To provide you with a more detailed view of my candidature as a transfer driver, I would like to meet with you in person. I will be in touch with your office to determine what time and date suit you. Please feel free to contact me if you need any additional information.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you.