Writing a cover letter for an unadvertised position (letter of interest) can be tricky as you do not know what to write to pique the attention of the reader. A position which has been advertised is easy to apply because you can tailor your cover letter to the requirements mentioned in the job description. However, writing a letter when you do not know what an employer may want in an employee specifically is a challenge.
A letter of interest for a non-advertised classroom aid position will require much thought. You will have first to determine what a classroom aide is expected to do and tailor your letter according to those specifications. A classroom aide works in a support role by providing the lead teacher with both clerical and instructional support. He or she assists with the students as far as behavior management and assignments are concerned; he or she may also help in engaging them in classroom activities.
If you are thinking of expressing your interest in working as a classroom aide at your local high school, you may send the following letter to be considered for future openings.
535 Oakhill View
Las Vegas, NV 78003
September 16, 2018
Ms. Barbara Sheffield
Mc Kiln High School
749 Sunrise View Drive
Las Vegas, NV 63890
Dear Ms. Sheffield:
Please consider this letter and enclosed resume as an expression of my keen interest in any potential Classroom Aide position at Mc Kiln High School.
I am aware of your school’s ideology and teaching practices; therefore, I would be able to make the most of my classroom skills at my workplace. Since I am trained in providing teaching assistance, I can work diligently on sharing the workload of the lead teacher by giving both instructional and clerical support. With a sharp ability to develop and retain a special rapport with students and provide them with individualized attention, I can prove to be a valuable asset to you. Moreover, I am well-versed in giving one-on-one attention to students of different backgrounds and those who may be enrolled in remedial programs.
I am confident that you will consider my credentials for the upcoming classroom aide position at Mc Kiln High School. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss the more excellent points of my qualifications and to convince you that I will be a valuable addition to your faculty. To follow up, I will contact you next week. Meanwhile, you may reach me at (000) 333-4589.
Thank you for your time and consideration.