So, it is cover letter writing time again, eh? Stumped? Isn’t that always the case? Even if we have written cover letters a hundred times, the next time is always difficult. The same questions squirm in our heads – What do we say now? How do we convince the hiring manager that we are a good candidate to hire? Will we be believed? Every cover letter is different. And the approach to writing a cover letter should be different every time as well.
A cover letter type that a hiring manager has never read before may be a bit difficult to manage. After all, reading cover letters is what hiring managers do most of the day, and there is very little chance that they may not have read something. However, the hiring manager to whom you are writing may not have read something that you have specifically written before. And this is what goes in your favor.
Hiring managers usually have a clear idea of what they want in an employee, and by reading a cover letter, they can gauge if the applicant has that to offer. The job advert that you are responding to has all the clues that you will need. Read it thoroughly and then write a cover letter akin to the following sample:
School Lunchroom Supervisor Cover Letter Sample
52 Garden Ave
New York, NY 25110
January 19, 2017
Mr. Harrison Fisher
Highline Public Schools
7762 67th Street
New York, NY 11212
Dear Mr. Fisher:
A lunchroom full of students and the hub-hub of people is an encouraging sight for a school lunchroom supervisor who has had the kind of experience that I have. With over 10 years of exposure to different lunchrooms and cafeterias, mostly in an academic capacity, I am sure that my experience will of great use at the lunchroom at Highline Public Schools.
Over the years, I have accomplished much in terms of streamlining operations in busy lunchrooms. One of the biggest accomplishments that I have to my name is the introduction of a special menu for students with defined food allergies. In addition to this, I have successfully streamlined lunchroom operations, especially where food wastage is concerned, earning both accolades and a mid-year bonus from the school management.
If you are looking for an individual who can successfully manage the operations of a busy lunchroom, provide insight into creating and maintaining a safe environment for students, and has the capacity to contribute effectively to kitchen operations, I think we should meet in person.