Don’t let a bus operator job advertisement confuse you. Be very attentive when reading one.
If it says that you need to have a particular skills set, do not question it. If you have the skills set, you are eligible for applying for the job. If you do not have any of the skills mentioned, do not bother answering the advertisement. If you have some of the skills, you can take your chances.
If you have some or all of the skills that are required by an employer, you need to make them visible. Since you will not get a chance actually to give a demonstration of your skills, you need to talk about them in your cover letter. And convincingly speak about them.
You cannot be expected to be believed instantly, but since cover letters are your only link to a prospective employer, you do need to try your best.
Begin by merely but articulately charting out your capabilities. Once that is done, back them up with evidence.
Spell out an incident or a series of incidents that proved you as a capable individual. Place particular emphasis on job-related qualifications and accomplishments, and you will be able to draw the employer’s interest in a jiffy!
What follows is a cover letter sample for a bus operator position, to provide you with insight into how a successful cover letter can be worded:
Bus Operator Cover Letter Sample
653 Maple Street
Wilson, NC 24141
March 1, 2018
Mr. Patrick Evans
Rupert Transit Services
591 Saint Georges Road
Wilson, NC 27869
Dear Mr. Evans:
The streets of Wilson are my second home as I have driven extensively over them during my 7 years as a bus operator. Judging from your advertisement, it seems as if you are looking for a seasoned bus operator who does not need to be trained to find his way around the city. I am that person! Let me explain why.
As a diligent bus operator, you will find me:
• Informative of various safe and short bus routes within the city.
• Proficient in handling four-point securement of wheelchairs and scooters onboard.
• Adept at operating multiple types of mass transit vehicles by utilizing defensive driving techniques.
• Focused on ensuring passenger safety during the transit period by ascertaining that they follow safety rules to the tee.
I will be in the vicinity of your office on Monday and will check in to see if you are free to see me. In the interim, I can be contacted at (000) 121-8565.
Thank you for your time and consideration.