The quest for the perfect cover letter will end up in you going through hundreds of cover letters – some very good ones and some not so great ones. How do you tell the difference? The difference is quite obvious, however, it does become a bit difficult to see when we are looking at each piece of writing objectively. Be a little stingy and self-centered here. A good cover letter will be one that suits your needs perfectly. And your needs can be deciphered from what the employer wants you to be – read the employer’s requirements in the job advertisement.
This way, you will be able to distinguish the cover letter, the format of which you can use to write your own. Wait just a minute. Are you thinking of copying the content? Nope! Bad idea. If you have found the sample on the Internet and copied it almost word for word, you will be deemed a cheater. Apart from using application tracking systems, hiring managers are notorious for using plagiarism checkers to determine if a candidate has copied the content from somewhere.
Technology can be your best friend or worst enemy, depending on how you use it. Act wisely. Do not copy. Take ideas only and write the letter in your own words. Here is a sample to help you write one:
254 7th Street
Fargo, IN 10211
July 19, 2016
Mr. Roger Tucker
Hilton Hotel and Resorts
3020 Thunder Road Street
Fargo, IN 00202
Dear Mr. Tucker:
If you place your requirements for a hotel steward and my qualifications as one, side by side, you will be amazed to see the parity between them. Let me explain my qualifications:
❖ Demonstrated ability to handle guests’ issues by employing exceptional problem resolution skills.
❖ Deep insight into working collaboratively with peers and supervisors.
❖ Highly experienced in consistently providing professional, proactive and friendly guest services, with special focus on guest satisfaction and repeat business opportunities.
This gelling of your needs and my qualifications is certainly no coincidence – it was meant to be. As an experienced hotel steward, I will be an asset to Hilton Hotel and Resorts in many ways, especially where inventory management, stock-taking, kitchen and sanitation services excellence and administrative support is concerned. To give you a better overview of my abilities, I would like to meet with you soon. I will be in touch. Alternately, you can contact me at (000) 125-5415.
Thank you for your time and consideration.