Perhaps the most cumbersome part of the job application process is the cover letter writing, especially if you have not written one before. True, the resume takes longer to prepare but there is a certain roadmap that you have to follow where resumes are concerned– and the instructions are given. But where cover letters are concerned, you just have to fill a piece of paper with words that will eventually be used to judge how wonderful you are.
But if you get it right the first time, you have a great future to look forward to. Impressing the hiring manager with not just your written communication skills but also your knowledge of a certain job is imperative at the entry level. While a hiring manager will not expect to see long accounts of your work-related accomplishments, he will definitely be interested in knowing what skills you possess that make you who you are. And it is mention of these skills that will take you a step further than others applying for the same job.
One thing that you need to look out for is how you word your cover letter. Your manner of addressing the employer and the way in which you use language to describe your abilities, matters immensely. Here is a sample for you to look at:
25 6th Street #43
Portsmouth, VA 10221
July 24, 2016
Mr. James Kirk
5650 Albany Road
Portsmouth, VA 55640
Dear Mr. Kirk:
As an ace student, recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Portsmouth, I would like to offer my services as a lab technician at GFA International. During the course of my degree, I was actively involved in the works of the university laboratory, where I offered to volunteer for over a year. This exposure has taught me how to manage laboratory assets and calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment.
The following list of qualifications should be of interest to you:
• Able to exhibit competence in the preparation of test samples by following set laboratory rules.
• Well versed with routine laboratory procedures such as preparation of media and slides and smears.
• Competent in opening, separating, numbering and arranging specimens for laboratory examination and tracing correlating results.
Strong ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply gained knowledge to resolve scientific experiments, makes me a good contender fort a lab technician position at your organization. Next week, I will call your office to inquire if there is an available time slot on your calendar to meet with me. If you need to get in touch with me, please feel free to do so at (000) 523-0120.