What makes your cover letter stand out to employers?

Senior Technical Recruiter, Indeed
J. Palmer

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!
September 17, 2019

Dear Mrs. Jones,

I am writing to express my sincere interest in the position of Assistant Manager with ABC Restaurant. With over five years of experience managing teams, ranging from five to fifteen people, I am confident in my ability to immediately add value to your organization.

During my career as an Assistant Manager, I have worked in a variety of restaurant settings, ranging from fast-casual to fine dining. I am passionate about supporting the General Manager to make sure all operations run efficiently.

My expansive skill set includes hiring, training, and developing staff, as well as optimizing processes to maximize restaurant profitability. I possess strong customer service skills and am not afraid to jump on the restaurant floor to make someone happy.

I am experienced in managing both FOH and BOH operations. This includes proactively handling obstacles and solving issues that may arise. Detail-oriented and energetic by nature, I am a natural team leader who knows how to command a room.

Please find my resume attached for you to review. Thank you in advance for your consideration. I am extremely eager about the opportunity to work with you!


How to write an assistant manager 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 assistant manager
  • 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