General Labor Cover Letter Sample 2

Updated on June 27, 2015

In order to write an effective cover letter for general labor resume you must do a survey. Ask employers what they see in a cover letter and there will be only one answer i.e. originality! Employers are tired to reading the same “I want a job and I offer this in exchange” mantra. They now look for something that says the same but in a different manner – something more appealing and dramatic.

Honest cover letters for general labor position rock. But if you are too honest, you may risk losing your chances. Some leadoff loser beginnings include:

I was recently let go…
Having recently completed an assignment…
I am currently in search of…
I am writing in response to…
This is with reference to…

These have nothing to say and are a wrong way to start off a cover letter. These have been used too many times and the first one is well, completely inappropriate. Even if you have been let go, you can say it in a more delicate manner than simply stating that this is what happened. Skipping these salutation snoozers is a good idea if obtaining a job is of great concern to you. These may not be dead-letter-walking mistakes, but they do have sedating effects on the employer. Not good at all!

Instead, you can start writing your general labor cover letter by using the example below.

General Labor Cover Letter Example


Ryan Jones
241 Oak Street
Schell City, MO 21021
(000) 333-1543
Ryan @ email . com

June 27, 2015

Mr. Lector Smith
Manager Human Resources
Universal Forest Products
64 River Road
Schell City, MO 28475


Dear Mr. Smith:

Would a person who has 6+ years’ experience as a general laborer, forked into two different arenas – construction and production – be of interest to you? If your answer is yes, then I believe that I have much qualifications to contribute to Universal Forest Products.

Spending an epoch in a general laborer role, I offer:

• Adeptness at operating basic hand and power tools in a safe and efficient manner
• Special talent for mixing and pumping concrete and plaster according to specifically defined procedures
• Extensive knowledge of reading blueprints and construction designs, aimed at ensuring optimal construction support
• Skilled in servicing machines such as compressors, pumps, generators and tractors

If your goal is to hire someone who has the capacity to provide physical and tactical support to construction workers, then I am your man! To discuss this further, let’s meet in person so that we can mutually comprehend each other’s goals. I will be in touch with your office to secure a possible time to interviewing with you and can be contacted at (000) 333-1543 if you need further information regarding my qualifications for the job.

Thank you very much for your tie and consideration.


Very truly yours,

(Sign here)

Ryan Jones

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