Nailing a cover letter when you have no experience is a challenging task. Since cover letters usually introduce the employers to the candidate’s skills in light of previous experience and accomplishments, it becomes rather difficult to communicate potential in case the candidate has no experience. This is where transferrable skills come in. Transferrable skills are those skills, which have been acquired over time by candidates during their study period and can be utilized effectively at the aspired work place.
For a teaching position, for example, knack for organizing things, interactive skills, effective team work and good presentation skills work well. Convince the reader that you are capable of handling a class and knowledgeable enough to implement the lesson effectively. Teaching positions in USA require the candidate to be certified and licensed, make sure you have a state specific teaching license before you apply.
Below is a sample cover letter for teacher with no experience.
340 NW Lane • Pasadena, CA 48992 • (009) 444 – 6666 • susan @ email . com
November 12, 2014
Mr. Kristen Howard
PACIFIC OAKS SCHOOL
89 Fielder Ave
Pasadena, CA 48992
Dear Mr. Howard:
‘The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery’. – Mark Van Doren
I feel pleasure in Introducing myself as a dedicated educator who excels in the above mentioned art of ‘assisting discovery’. I am a certified elementary school teacher, licensed to teach within CA and my detailed resume is enclosed for your consideration for the advertised teaching position in yesterday’s Times.
Below are some major features of my profile which perfectly complement your job description:
• Agile and vigilant educator committed to delivering high quality activity based lessons.
• Creative individual with unique and effective supporting activity developing ideas.
• Ample knowledge of children’s age specific psychosocial and cognitive needs.
• Proficient in communicating effectively with parents, colleagues and management regarding curriculum and its proper implementation.
• Adept at record keeping and charting student’s progress in graphical form.
• Profound ability to identify children’s special needs and cater for the same within mainstreamed classrooms.
As per your advertisement you require an active teacher who has the ability to engage students in activities and plan and deliver daily lessons in a highly effective manner. I strongly believe the blend of my lesson development and importation expertise will make a positive contribution in the learning process of students enrolled at PACIFIC OAKS.
Without further ado, I would request you to call me now at (009) 444 – 6666 to communicate a date and time that is suitable to you for an interview. I am also available to answer any queries you may have regarding my qualifications over the phone and through e-mail.
Thank you for your time and consideration.