The advantages of standout cover letters are many. When your cover letter attracts interest, employers automatically get driven to read the resume that you have sent with it. If they don’t like what they see in a cover letter, they turn to the resume first which may not be a great thing, as introductions are more important than actual information regarding your professional existence.
There are five hallmarks that define a standout cover letter, including strong personalization, high energy, relevant information, moderately informal and interesting to read. If you create your cover letter according to these five hallmarks, you cannot possibly write a cover letter that has any rejection value. But these works of job-hunting art take time. Take your time as each stand out cover letter is worth every minute you spend working on it.
Make a good first impression, place focus on the employer and sell your benefits (not features) when you write a cover letter. You need to be able to show savvy without boasting. If you can keep a measure of control in how you word your cover letter, you have the game in your hands. The cover letter is all about your critical thinking skills and indicating that your work is good. Here is a sample to help you understand how to write your own:
Sample Cover Letter for High School Biology Teacher
NW 25 Pine Street
Custer, SD 85244
August 19, 2016
Mr. Oliver Mason
Franklin High School
8700 Crook Street
Custer, SD 99971
Dear Mr. Mason:
Biology is one of the most fascinating subjects in the world and I am proud to be a successful biology teacher, with over 10 years of experience in imparting instruction regarding various aspects of the subject. Not too long ago, I introduced Integrated Sciences as a subject, which placed special focus on human and pure biology for students interested in both areas, along with core concepts of chemistry and physics.
Over the years, I have developed special skills in teaching biology to high school students, some of which are listed here:
• Hands-on experience in creating and implementing biology lessons to ensure that they meet set aims and objectives.
• Exceptionally well-versed in encouraging and fostering intellectual curiosity regarding complex biology concepts.
• Effectively able to assess students and evaluate their abilities and strengths as they relate to comprehending difficult scientific concepts.
Known as a biology teacher who has “the ability to create meaningful and interesting lessons, to meet the specific learning requirements of each student”, I believe that the students at Franklin High School will benefit from my experience and deep insight into the subject matter. To further highlight my specific abilities as a high school biology teacher, I would like to meet with you in person. I will call you soon and can be contacted at (000) 584-5899 if you require further information.