There is just one condition based on which a lifeguard cover letter should be created – meeting standout quality. Mediocre cover letters never work. In fact, they have the opposite effect in the sense that they blacklist your candidature forever. A standout cover letter is one that is written with precision, keeping all facts and figures in check.
Think of cover letters as professional branding statements. Your image and your reputation both matter at this stage. How an employer will perceive your professional standing is what matters the most. How you portray yourself is important. What can you possible say to make the employer believe that you are the best applicant? There is a lot that you can do, including talking about your accomplishments and how you have made a difference in your previous workplace. Every little detail matters. How you place each detail in a cover letter matters too.
A cover letter for lifeguard resume is not just a branding statement – it is also a marketing message. After all, you are selling your skills to a prospective employer, based on how he intends to use them. If you have a particular skill that you are sure the employer will like, wrap it up in words and phrases that say you are an exceptional choice to hire. A little like this:
98 Chris Heights, McLeod Road
Oakdale, PA 85477
e.bereger @ email . com
December 7, 2016
Ms. Lisabeth Slander
Aqua Summer Pool Management
998 Down Street
Oakdale, PA 95202
Dear Ms. Slander:
For me, spending time in and around water is not just a sport. Working as a lifeguard is a serious business and I take it that way – seriously. Over the 6 years that I have worked as a lifeguard with different employers, there has never been a single fatality – all because of my diligence and exceptional perception. Bringing this reputation forward, I would like to offer my expertise as a Lifeguard to Aqua Summer Pool Management.
Last summer, I was involved in a major rescue operation on the North Beach, involving a water catastrophe. Coming out shining by successfully saving 12 people from the jaws of death, I was commended by my supervisors and awarded a bravery plaque. This incident further instilled in me the fact that if one works diligently, one is rewarded accordingly.
Particularly I am proficient in the following areas:
❖ Swimming regulations enforcement
❖ Swimmer education
❖ Lifesaving equipment use and maintenance
❖ Water safety procedures and protocols
❖ Emergency management
❖ Rescue methods
I am positive that once you meet with me in person, you too will agree that I am the best contender for the position of a lifeguard at your facility. Let’s make this possible – I will contact you soon to set up an interview date and time. Alternately, you can reach me at (555) 555-5555.