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!
[Your Name] September 17, 2019
- [Phone Number]
Dear Mrs. Jones,
I am writing to express my sincere interest in the position of Assistant Principal with ABC High School. With over five years of experience creating safe learning environments, I am confident in my ability to immediately add value to your organization.
During my career as an Assistant Principal, I have worked in both public and charter schools. This includes managing elementary, secondary, and middle schools, consist of 200 to 800 students each.
My skill set includes supervising educators, overseeing instructional methods, identifying students in need of support, and overseeing front desk operations. I thrive in fast-paced, dynamic, and rapidly-changing environments and am known for being a team player.
If brought on as your Assistant Principal I would make it my mission to drive and support the Principal’s strategic vision. It will be my goal to create a positive, achievement-focused school culture for teachers, staff, and students.
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 principal 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 principal
- 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