What makes your cover letter stand out to employers?
I’m an experienced recruiter and I’ve been a hiring manager, too. I’ve seen the same mistakes again and again throughout my career. But if you take a little extra time to avoid these common problems, your cover letter should really stand out!
Remember these four questions to help you write a successful cover letter and get hired:
- Why do you want to work for the company? What interests you about them?
- Talk about how your personality and skills align with what they do
- Why are you a good fit for this company and the job?
- Write about how your past work, life experiences and skills meet the important requirements of the job
- How are you personalizing this cover letter sample?
- Tailor your cover letter to the job you’re applying for
- Address the cover letter to whoever will be reading it. If you don’t know who will be reading it, you can address it as “To the Hiring Committee” or “To the Hiring Manager”
- Have you proofread your cover letter?
- Make sure to check for correct spelling and grammar before sending out your cover letter!
- [Phone Number]
Dear Mrs. Jones,
I am writing to express my sincere interest in the position of Art Teacher with ABC Elementary.
With over nine years of experience teaching art at all levels, ranging from kindergarten to college, I am an expert at encouraging creativity while simultaneously teaching solid technical skills. Backed by a master’s degree in art, my specialty is in painting, pottery, and art history.
During my tenure as an Art Teacher, I have worked with a wide range of ages and have come to realize that elementary is my favorite. It is in elementary school where creativity is at its greatest peak, as minds have not yet been impacted by outside influences. It is also at this age that students are able to really sharpening their technical skills, if given the right environments and tools to experiment with.
I pride myself on being able to engage large groups of up to thirty children, while still being able to take command of a room. I am adept at following curriculum plans, as well as at creating lessons of my own.
My teaching style is firm, yet playful. Parents love me for giving warm support to their children while also setting boundaries for appropriate behavior. I am cheerful, confident, and creative by nature and look forward to the opportunity to join your team.
I have attached my resume to this application for you to review and am available to interview at your convenience. Thank you in advance for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you!
How to write an art teacher cover letter?
- Include your full name and contact information at the top of your cover letter
- Start the cover letter by respectfully addressing the recipient by name
- Mention where you found the job posting and your interest in the opportunity
- Use the first paragraph to explain why you would be a great hire as the art teacher
- Briefly discuss your experiences, qualifications and accomplishments related to this opportunity
- Thank the reader and express interest in discussing the role in more detail
- End the cover letter with a professional sign-off and your full name
- Your cover letter should be one-page or or less in length