Best Cover Letter Example for a 16-Year-Old [+Tips]

Updated on: September 20, 2020

So you are 16 years old and searching for your first job? Well, you definitely need a resume and a cover letter to apply for one.

Writing a 16 years old cover letter is more difficult as compared to writing a resume because it requires some personalization.

How to Write a 16 years old cover letter?
  1. Gather information about the prospective employer.
  2. Find out the list of skills needed for the job you are seeking.
  3. Relate your skills with the job.
  4. Start with an interesting opening paragraph.
  5. In the main body, communicate and showcase your skills and knowledge.
  6. Close your cover letter proactively by telling the reader about your follow up plans.
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Here is a good cover letter example for a 16-year-old seeking a receptionist position.

Cover Letter for a 16 Year Old Resume

Kurt Levin
304 Fair Lee Ave
Columbus, OH 54110
(000) 932-8545
kurt . levin @ email . com

September 20, 2020

Mr. Fredrick Myers
HR Manager
Ziegler Enterprises
78 Glory Lane
Columbus, OH 54110

Dear Mr. Myers:

As a fresh and energetic high school student, I am applying for the Receptionist position at Ziegler Enterprises. I believe I have the skills and enthusiasm needed to perform the job effectively.

As can be seen in the attached resume, I offer exceptional PABX knowledge, proficiency in MS Office, and the ability to operate electronic recordkeeping software.

Throughout my school life, I have been active participator of various community-based activities, including volunteering in various public service campaigns. My teachers have always commended my interpersonal and communication skills, which will also come in very handy in the role of a receptionist.

I would like to meet with you to discuss my qualifications in relation to your requirements. Please call at (000) 932-8545 to set up a mutually convenient interview date and time. I will follow-up on my application next Monday.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Kurt Levin