Keeping everything straight in a cover letter is important. Providing information that is relevant to the position is the basic rule. Another basic rule of cover letter writing is making sure that the information you provide flows well. Haphazardly written cover letters never bring interviews. And they do not “cover” your resume very well.
Using words and phrases such as outstanding, natural leader, personable, ethical and competent will bring you one step closer to the prize. But you have to back up this information with a lot of proof. After all, anyone can write that they are great at what they do but how many of us really are? This is exactly the question that will roam around in the minds of employers who are trained to see your cover letter with a critical eye. If you can effectively satisfy the employer, you have successfully paved your way to the top of the candidate list.
One more thing – a cover letter must never be a boring read. Enticing your reader to keep reading till the end and then pick up the accompanying resume is imperative. Telling your professional story will take care of this angle. Want to know how to do this? Refer to the cover letter sample below:
52 Hilton Street
Providence, RI 52441
t.mate @ email . com
November 24, 2016
Mr. Donald Prim
1 Modena Avenue
Providence, RI 42022
Dear Mr. Prim:
Boasting of a mix of physical fitness and hard work, I offer my services as a Warehouse Loader at Capstone Logistics. Over the 7 years that I have worked in a similar capacity, I have learnt much about safe loading and unloading of merchandise, storing items in an orderly and accessible manner, packing and unpacking items to be stacked, and verifying inventory computations.
Some of my qualifications which complement your needs include:
• Highly experienced in marking stock items using predefined identification tags, stamps and electric marking tools.
• Well-versed in determining proper storage methods, identification and stock location based on turnover and environmental factors.
• Profound ability to prepare and maintain records and reports of stock inventories.
• Deep insight into preparing products, supplies and equipment and determining sequence of back orders.
As part of your organization, I am positive that I can contribute much in terms of physical and logistical support, as well as inventory management assistance. I will contact you on Monday to inquire if you have a timeslot free next week for an interview. If required, I can be contacted at (444) 444-4444.