Cover letters are important. Many hiring managers will not accept your application unless it’s accompanied with a cover letter. For this reason it is important you pay the same attention as you do when writing your CV. We will give you some great examples of effective cover letters. Each cover letter is industry tailored.
What’s a cover letter?
A cover letter is a letter that introduces your interest in a job, as well as your experience and suitability for the role. It should be sent along with your CV, but shouldn’t duplicate it. Many people use this chance to answer any questions asked in the job description and elaborate on the expertise and skills that would enable them to thrive in the role.
Cover letter examples
Here we give you a couple of short examples of effective cover letters…
Job Title: Security Officer
Dear Hiring Manager,
I would like to express my interest and suitability for the Security Officer role. I am a highly trained security professional who has spent years safeguarding the premises and businesses of some of the world’s best recognised brands. It is my belief that the experience I gained over the years makes me a highly suitable candidate for this position.
As a security officer, I ensured the safety and security of a range of businesses, including a few in the hospitality sector, such as hotels and pubs – please see my CV for a list of these companies. My experience also extends to events and huge venues where I ensured the safety of the public in football stadiums and large-scale summits.
As a confident security officer, I am able to handle the most difficult situations calmly and professionally. My client-facing experience enables me to confidently assist clients with queries and questions.
Please see my CV for more details about my experience in the security industry. I have also provided my contact details. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss this opportunity in greater depth.
Job Title: Conference Producer
Dear Hiring Manager,
As a jobseeker actively searching for a new opportunity in conference production, I was pleased to see details of the Conference Producer role on Totaljobs. I would like you to consider my application for this job.
As someone with previous experience in conferences and events, I feel the skills and knowledge I gained as a producer makes me a suitable candidate for this job.
You will see on my CV that I held two similar roles in the past. They focused on different subjects and sectors, but as a strong researcher this was never an issue for me. I can confidently research about the latest healthcare needs as well as the latest environmental issues and put together an agenda that attracts industry experts.
Whilst working for XCompany, I created the programme for its best attended event. It was a large-scale event that attracted more than 1000 attendees.
I am attaching my CV here, so you can gain better understanding of my experience.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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