The need to be a little over the top in a cover letter for a position for which you have had no experience, is actually higher than when you are writing one where experience is a close friend. However, the tone of your cover letter needs to border less on exaggeration and more on facts. You might be very good at what you do but unless you make it obvious to an employer, it won’t be such a great fact!
Cover letters are notorious for their ability to either make or break your employment chances. A cover letter that is information-full and shows off a professional tone will always be a winner. One in which a candidate simply rambles, will not be given second glance.
Write your cover letter wisely. Chart out what information needs to go into it and which will be of no use to a prospective employer. Once you have a list of things that are alright to put in a cover letter, you will have a clear enough mind to be able to put one word after the other and create a near-perfect cover letter.
For an entry level meter reader cover letter who has no prior experience, refer to the sample provided below:
653 North 7th Street
December 16, 2015
Mr. James Wright
5641 W Rainbow Road
Maricopa, AZ 85136
Dear Mr. Wright:
I recently came across the advertisement for a meter reader that you posted in the Daily Hunters and I am happy to admit that I fit all the requirements that you have detailed. Please refer below for an overview:
• Working knowledge of accurately reading utility meters and efficiently using route books to record data
• Unmatched ability to verify readings to determine reasons for abnormal consumption and fluctuations
• Proficient in collecting past-due bills by performing follow up duties in accordance to company’s procedures
I am excited at the prospect of joining Atmos Energy and would like to discuss this position in more detail. Should you need any further information, please feel free to call me at (333) 333-3333.
Thank you for your time and consideration.