To use a cover letter template or not! We ask ourselves this question many times when we are in the process of applying for a facilities maintenance technician position. It is confusing, we agree. What if we are judged on the fact that we used a template? Will our chances of employment go down? Well, it is possible that the employer does not take too kindly to your using a popular template, especially if you have not been clever enough to change it a little.
Using a template is not really an issue – the issue is copying word for work what is written in it. Employers are clever people too; if you have been shrewd enough to copy off the Internet, they too will have plagiarism software to determine where you have copied it from. And believe us, they will not be too happy if they see someone else’s work being copied!
So what do you do? You write your cover letter from scratch. You do not copy from anyone. You create your own content even if it takes you an entire day to write a 350 word cover letter. And then you can choose a format (from the Internet if you desire) and affix your own writing on it. What do you have? A perfectly written, original cover letter that promises to knock the socks off the prospective employer!
Here is a sample cover letter for a facilities maintenance technician position.
25 Peter Street
Stamford, CT 74447
August 4, 2016
Ms. Lydia Haden
2 Woodbine Road
Stamford, CT 17382
Dear Ms. Haden:
At my previous position at Emery Inc., within two years I received praise for playing a key role in handling the maintenance needs of a huge office building. Since then, I have been highly motivated to work towards ensuring that the facilities maintenance requirements are met with a 100%. And I bring to you the benefit of this motivation.
Please allow me to specify some of my relevant talents:
• Expert in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical equipment, with special emphasis on plant utility systems
• Track record of overseeing facilities maintenance work owing to supervisory training on a broad spectrum
• Efficiently takes measures to improve equipment service life by employing both general and preventative maintenance tasks efficiently
As you requested in your advertisement, I have enclosed my resume for your perusal. I will check back with you on Monday to flesh out any blank areas. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (000) 963-1254 if you need any further information in the meantime.
Thank you for your time and consideration.