Never let your food service resume leave without a cover letter.
A cover letter works as a bodyguard – if a resume is lacking in something, the cover letter covers it up – no pun intended! And never let your cover letter leave without placing some relevant skills in them, as skills are central to driving workplace wins.
It is essential to learn how to identify your skills and to believably write them in a cover letter.
By doing so, you are moving from the crowd to the choice. Decoding your skills line up is not too complicated if you can self-assess. When you know how good you are, it is easy to spell it out for other people also.
However, showing off is not done. Exaggeration leads to disappointment. Hiring managers know exactly when a candidate is telling the truth and when he may have gone over the top. Be careful with your word use.
Your claims of skills in a cover letter are not enough. Make the information that you provide a little more believable by giving examples of things you did which made you shine. You may pass the initial screening process otherwise, but at the interview stage, you will not get through. Pre-prepare!
For a food service worker position, here is a sample cover letter:
Food Service Cover Letter Example
96 Maple Street
Eagle River, AK 91212
February 25, 2018
Mr. Harry Pole
2365 Laura Lee Circle
Eagle River, AK 99723
Dear Mr. Pole:
I am fully well-aware that food preparation is not only about preparing food according to provided instructions. It is also about nutrition, aesthetics and disease control. Please allow me to elaborate on why I have mentioned disease control here.
As an experienced food service worker who has worked in hospital kitchens for over 5 years, I now have an inherent sense of preparing just the kind of food a patient will require, according to his disease or condition. And this alone makes me an excellent contender for a food service worker position at Mercy Health.
Additionally, I am well-versed in maintaining ideal food storage conditions to decrease food spoilage and waste. As a complete perfectionist where food preparation and service is concerned, you will find me well-versed in portioning and wrapping food, measuring ingredients and ensuring sanitizing procedures are correctly followed.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to meeting with you in person and can be reached at (000) 333-3333.
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