Sending a resume without a cover letter sets the employer wondering why you are applying for the job. Don’t do that to your survey technician resume. Send it with a well written and highly customized survey technician cover letter!
There are two main points to ponder on before writing your cover letter. What does the employer want to hear and what do you want your letter to say? Once you have answers to these questions, it becomes a lot easier to write an impressive cover letter. A cover letter must ideally be a page long and very specific in nature. You do not need to repeat the work history that you have already mentioned in your resume. All you need to do is to select some of your competencies that are highly job relevant and elaborate the same, explaining how the skills can be utilized by the hiring organization.
Survey Technician Cover Letter
571 Essex Ave ● Williston, ND 56012 ● (008) 444-3333 ● john @ email . com
June 3, 2014
Mr. Kevin Logan
Wilson & Co.
87 Spurger’s Lane
Williston, ND 56012
Dear Mr. Logan:
I was quite captivated by your job advertisement regarding survey technician since the expertise and competencies you have demanded are exactly the ones I possess and offer Wilson & Co. in capacity to a survey technician. On opening your website for job details, your mission statement also grabbed my attention and motivated me to apply for the position more so.
Working in the field for the past 8 years now, I have had a wide range of exposure in the role. Some of my strengths include:
• Well versed in adjusting and operating surveying instruments
• Experienced in management of land information computer systems, data storage and plot reporting
• Excellent skills in calculations of earth curvature corrections and relevant components
• Expert user of AutoCAD and Civil 3D
• Proficient in use of total stations and GPS
My experience in geographic data mapping using GIS is also noteworthy since your firm specializes in it. As a seasoned and well tested survey technician in possession of all the demanded qualifications, I strongly believe the Wilson & Co. can utilize my expertise in capacity of a survey technician.
I work best when I fully understand my employer’s expectations of the role. I would like to discuss the position in detail with you to establish my candidacy further. Kindly call me at (008) 444-3333 to communicate a suitable interview time and date.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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