Even if you are writing a cover letter for an entry level position, do not underestimate what it can do for your candidature. An entry level position may not seem like such a big deal but it is. Here is where you make a solid first impression – employers see your cover letter and decide whether you are what they want in an employee or not. Well written cover letters create good impressions and employers are more likely to read the accompanying resumes.
There is no difference in the format of an entry level cover and one that is written for an experienced position. Just like regular cover letters, the first paragraph should identify the specific job posting that you are replying to. The second one should flesh out how you are such a good fit for the company. You will need to analyze the skills that the company requires and project a strong interest in the position that is being offered. And that is how you will be perceived as a candidate who is a “cut above the others”.
Remember that clear communication is critical at every stage of the cover letter. You only have one chance to make a solid first impression so make it with full force. Here is a cover letter sample for a beauty advisor who is applying for a first job:
653 Victoria Street
Highland, UT 11201
Layla @ email . com
November 23, 2015
Ms. Alexis Clarke
34 W 10400 N
Highland, UT 10292
Dear Ms. Clarke:
Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you on the opening of Sephora Services in Highland. Already considered as one of the best beauty services providers in the area, I am positive that this facility will go places. A new facility means induction of new people to help it run. And I believe that with my strengths in providing beauty advice and leading provision of services, will be of interest to you.
This is what I offer:
• Proficiency in determining customers’ specific beauty needs and advising them on different beauty avenues that they can explore
• Focused on creating and implementing individualized beauty plans to meet the varying needs of customers
• Skilled at handling the retail end of the salon by employing both suggestive and consultative selling techniques
I will call you next week to determine if your calendar will allow us to meet. In the interim, please feel free to contact me at (444) 444-4444 if you need any further information regarding my qualifications.
Thank you for your time and consideration.