You are often at a loss when you write your first cover letter. Expect to be. It is okay to be a little confused when you are writing your first ever cover letter. The fact that you “expect” to feel this way will save you from writing a cover letter that won’t sit down too well with the person reading it.
Just like standard letter writing, a cover letter is based on the introduction, main body and conclusion format. The introduction paragraph is all about the employer – discuss where you heard about the job opportunity, what you know about the company and why you are writing the letter. The main body is about you – describe who you are professionally, what your specific skills are and how you intend to use them. The conclusion needs to be action-oriented – don’t wait for the employer to call you. Instead, give him or her the impression that you will call and set up an interview date and time.
That about sums up a cover letter for first time writers. Technically, it is these 3 paragraphs that need to be gratified. Pay special attention to the content and style of your writing. Be professional without being boring. Here is how you can do this:
548 5th Street
Horn Lake, MS 74511
September 13, 2016
Mr. Frank Anderson
50 Willow Point Driver
Horn Lake, MS 00081
Dear Mr. Anderson:
As a dedicated individual who has in-depth knowledge of cable systems, wiring layouts and DVR programming, I am positive of my suitability to work as a Cable Technician for 360 Cables. With a solid ability to complete contract installation and repair services for both residential and commercial clients, I believe that my addition to your team of technicians will prove to be beneficial to your organization.
Some of the important aspects of handling cable networks and associated work that I have learnt during my apprenticeship at Aero Communications Inc include:
• Highly skilled in inspecting installation sites to determine best line placements.
• Demonstrated ability to install cable pathways and attachments, including cabinets, equipment racks and shelving.
• Proficient in terminating, labeling and testing connectivity hardware, such as jacks and patch panels.
I am well-aware of performing all CAT-5E and CAT-6 cable pulling and installation, along with ensuring that all work processes meet industry standards, and are appropriate for correctional environments. I would like to arrange an interview to review the contribution I can make to this position, for which I will call you soon. If you need to reach me before that, please feel free to contact me at (000) 125-8544.