Your previous work is a stark reflection of what you are capable of doing in the future. And your cover letter is the main avenue for you to be able to show off your past accomplishments and the qualifications that you have acquired over the years. There is nothing more powerful than the power of words to convince someone that you are an individual worth considering.
Greenkeeper cover letters are not what they used to be 10 years ago. The evolution of the standard cover letter is amazing! As a document that is considered official, it has gone through many cosmetic procedures that now make it a nicely wrapped candy for the employers. The sweeter the candy, the happier the employer! However, a “nicely wrapped” cover letter isn’t easy to write. There are many considerations including what to write and how much information to provide. Keep the employer guessing somewhat but do provide as much relevant information about your capabilities as possible. By keeping the employer in the dark about some of your abilities, you will create intrigue that will get him or her to want to meet you in person immediately – mission accomplished!
Have a look at the cover letter sample below for reference:
861 Pine Street
Montville, CT 96522
November 3, 2016
Mr. Bruce Lee
Van Patten Golf Club
523 Frigg Street
Montville, CT 02377
Dear Mr. Lee:
Owing to my inherent ability to plan and maintain large sized golf courses in sync with planned designs of landscape areas, I would like to be considered for Greenkeeper position at Van Patten Golf Club.
I have been the first choice of many developers who want their lands to look pristine and green. The man behind the Mattle Golf Course on Elm Avenue, which received the award for the best green land in Connecticut by the State Horticulture Authority is me.
Planting vegetation is not my only forte. As a dedicated and hardworking golf course maintenance worker, I excel in:
• Maintaining golf courses, along with fairways and surrounding areas
• Keeping a lookout for repair and maintenance requirements of benches, tables and guardrails
• Performing landscaping and gardening work specifically associated with golf course designing and maintenance
If provided with an opportunity to meet with you in person, I can further articulate how much I can contribute to the carving, gardening and maintenance work at your facility. I will call you next week to determine if you have an available time slot to meet with me next week. In the meantime, please feel free to call me at (000) 898-8644 for any further information required.