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WRC Cover Letters-EDIT
Transcript of WRC Cover Letters-EDIT
(Signature, hand written if letter is mailed)
City, State Zip Code
Your phone number
At the bottom…
I appreciate your consideration of me for the position of Receptionist/Customer Service Representative. You may contact me at (123) 456-7890 to schedule an interview. I look forward to hearing from you.
Final Paragraph - Example
I have excellent customer service and communication skills. In my previous job as a Cashier, I consistently provided assistance and information to customers daily. Customers and managers alike have complimented me on how well I communicate and solve customer challenges. Besides being able to use a cash register, I am familiar with programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I can type 40 wpm and professionally answer multi-line phones. I would welcome the opportunity to join your distribution team.
Middle Paragraph - Example
This paragraph should describe what you have to offer to the employer. Convince the reader that they should grant you an interview. Make strong connections between your abilities and their needs. Mention specifically how your skills and experience match the job you are applying for. Remember, you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it. Try to support each statement you make with a piece of evidence.
Your advertisement to fill the Receptionist/Customer Service position in your company interests me. My resume accompanies this letter and I would like to be considered for this position.
First Paragraph - Example
The first paragraph should include information on why you are writing. Mention the position you are applying for and include the name of a mutual contact if you have one. Be clear and concise regarding your request.
Employer Name :
City, State Zip Code
At the top…
Along with your Application and Resume, the purpose of the Cover Letter is to get you an interview!
Make a good case for the match between you and the position for which you are applying.
Show how you are unique in your ability to add value to the organization.
Focus on your qualifications for the position.
Provide an example of your writing abilities.
Convey interest in the position and an eagerness to be considered.
Bear in mind that the letters you write not only convey your interest and qualifications, but also give the employer an opportunity to observe your attentiveness to detail, spelling, grammar and the overall quality of your written communication.
The Purpose of the Cover Letter
Separate yourself from the pack!
Writing a Cover Letter
If you are mailing your resume and cover letter, make sure the envelope is as neat and professional as your resume and cover letter are.
Before you send…
Conclude your letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position. Include information on how you will follow-up. State that you will do so and indicate when (one week’s time is typical).
The body of your cover letter lets the employer know what position you are applying for, why the employer should select you for an interview, and how you will follow-up. All of this will be described in 3 paragraphs.
Body of the Cover Letter
You are UNIQUE!
You are QUALIFIED!
You are eager to be considered.
attentiveness to detail