Thinking of applying for an employment specialist position? Well, you will need to pay special attention to your cover letter as employers look for people who are not run-of-the-mill. Why? Well, employment specialists have a very difficult job to do – they provide employment services to people who are difficult to hire. These may include ex-convicts or people who have been fired or laid off. Since standard employment procedures are not very affective for these people, it is up to an employment specialist to help them. However employment specialists do not only handle difficult cases – they may also be asked to provide ordinary employment assistance.
But even during ordinary circumstances, it is not easy to get someone a job. Here is where your skills will come in. Your skills on your resume will be the deciding factor for prospective employers, so make sure you write them in an appealing manner. You should mention your knowledge of popular employment avenues and profile matching abilities.
Your cover letter for an employment specialist position should look something like this:
March 22, 2015
Mr. John Frankson
Manager Human Resources
Highpoint Employment Services
89 Chad Avenue
Youngsville, LA 99928
Dear Mr. Frankson:
My four favorite career words include competitive, assertive, positive and victorious. And these four words also describe me as an employee. So that I can show you why I claim this, I would like to work as an Employment Specialist for Highpoint Employment Services.
As you review my resume, you will discover that I have handled many job placement tasks that an ordinary employment executive would find impossible to manage. My expertise lies in matching resume profiles of “difficult to hire personnel” with employers who are willing to take on the challenges. During the past 18 years, I have placed the likes of reformed convicts and people with backgrounds as juvenile delinquents in suitable positions, where they are thriving and providing immense benefit to the companies that they have been placed in.
My ability to foster effective relationships between employers and employees by asking the right questions and analyzing them for effective placement, have often been commended. By providing mentoring cover letter and resume writing assistance, my success rate in ensuring positive outcomes of employee-employer relationships is 98%.
I believe that my role as an employment specialist has helped many people to integrate into society as productive members and I would like to practice this role in your organization as well. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.