Overview and Guidelines
Probe deep into cover letter writing myths, and you will discover that what worked ten years ago, just does not cut it now. Competition is fierce, and employers have options.
If you want to be the only option that an employer should have, you need to work hard for it. The cover letter that you write is your only saving grace in the job application process.
The contents of your cover letter will decide your employment future and if you want it to be bright, make sure your cover letter is too.
What makes a cover letter competitive?
There is no rocket science to writing a competitive cover letter. You just have to work along the lines of demand and supply – employers demand candidates who fit their requirements so you should supply information of how well you match. It is as simple as that. If you are capable of doing this correctly, you are capable, period!
As opposed to what many people say, cover letters should not be written conventionally. They should pose something new – something that an employer has never seen before. That is where the challenge comes in. You need to write an efficient manner, providing every detail of your professional standing but in a concise way.
Here is an example that you can use:
Oilfield Operator Cover Letter Example
99 Some Street
Lansing, KS 70232
March 1, 2018
Mr. Henry Rivera
Heat Waves Services
89 Meadow Lane
Lansing, KS 71356
Dear Mr. Rivera:
Searching for the perfect work opportunity and being lucky enough to be granted it, is a rarity. I believe that I am one of the lucky ones who has been given this opportunity, and the more I look through the advertisement that you posted for an oilfield operator, the more I become convinced.
Please allow me to highlight the various areas where my skills are a perfect match for your requirements:
• Demonstrated ability to operate, observe and troubleshoot oilfield surface equipment.
• Unmatched ability to handle hydro testing lines and equipment to ensure quality control.
• Competent at operating pumps and engines, shutting off procedures and switching the flow of oil appropriately.
I would like to meet with you in person and elaborate more on my skills in oilfield operations. I can be reached at (000) 444-4444. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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