A good cover letter appeals to company values, attitudes, goals and projects. And it is what you need to get the job. Explaining how you will help the organization for which you are applying is probably the first step in getting there. Provide evidence of your qualifications in your cover letter and put some honey in to attract the bees – aka achievements.
Elaborating on the information that is already present in the resume is what cover letters are all about. But elaboration does not mean that you attempt to rehash the resume in your cover letter. Send a customized cover letter with each resume that you send out and never repeat the information you have written in your resume.
Many people might suggest that you write elaborate language to impress the hiring manager. However, writing simply and clearly is the only thing that will help you climb the success ladder. Get right to the point and make sure that you write short but targeted paragraphs. And make sure that your resume does not go beyond one page. Using words such as certain, confident and positive will demonstrate your own confidence. Using wishy washy words like think will have the opposite effect.
652 5th Ave #44
Downing Town, PA 78966
June 6, 2016
Mr. Hamish Murphy
6656 Grant Avenue
Downing Town, PA 78966
Dear Mr. Murphy:
Discovering an opportunity to work close to nature is the best thing that can happen to an individual who has made a career as an agricultural worker. With over 8 years of experience working on large agricultural lands, I have cut a niche for myself as someone who is well-informed about the intricacies of farming, with special talents in handling irrigation channels.
Last year, I devised a novel way of creating irrigation channels that provided equal water distribution to a huge expanse of land, and minimized water wastage by a staggering 87%! This achievement was recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the director of which invited me to speak on decreasing water wastage in a company workshop!
In addition to this, I am extremely well-versed in directing and monitoring the activities of seasonal help, as I have deep insight into planting and harvesting crops by the season. Furthermore, I am known for my ability to devise organic pesticides, resulting in increased crop growth and decreased chances of crop disease.
If you are looking to get the most out of your agricultural activities, I strongly encourage you to consider me for an agricultural worker position. I will contact you for a meeting soon but if you need to contact me before that, please call me at (000) 474-1421.