In the past, cover letters for production workers were simple; you told the prospective employer that you’d sent them your resume and to please accept it.
You put everything in an envelope, posted it, and started waiting for the prospective employer to contact you. And sometimes you didn’t even write a cover letter.
You just dropped off your resume and considered it a job well done. It is not that simple anymore. It has become imperative to add a cover letter as your initial communication with the prospective employer. That is because a cover letter will let them know what you can do for them.
And that’s what makes it different from a resume: a resume focuses on the past, and a cover letter focuses on the future. In a cover letter, you are matching your skills to the job description. In fact, you are telling the employer that his company will grow and prosper through your addition, so they should hire you as soon as possible.
How can you do this?:
- Do your homework.
- Research the organization.
- Tailor your skills to match their requirements.
Now let’s have a look at a sample cover letter from a food preparation worker resume:
Food Preparation Worker Cover Letter Sample
11 Some Road, Serafin, TX 77764
December 5, 2019
Mr. John Keen
Human Resources Manager
Terra Two Catering
546 Madison Road
Serafin, TX 77764
Dear Mr. Keen:
As a dedicated food preparation worker who has been working in the foodservice industry for twelve years, my aim has always been focused to provide people in the organization with clean, healthy, nutritious food. That’s why I succeeded and excelled in this role. I can happily and safely say that I have always applied my knowledge of special procedures in preparing food and always produced excellent results.
My particular talents lie in:
• Ensuring that the highest standards of cleanliness and food safety are followed not only in the kitchen but also the dining room.
• Preparing food according to Department of Health guidelines.
• Keeping checklists to guarantee that all needed products are available at all times.
• Making sure that people with special nutritional needs are properly handled.
Working in the food industry for so long has made me fully conversant with minimizing waste and recycling procedures while keeping the sanitary needs of diners in mind.
I would like to meet with you to discuss my suitability for this job. I’ll contact you next Wednesday to see whether an interview can be arranged. If you wish to contact me in the meantime, my number is (000) 324-0987.
Thank you for your time and consideration.