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

[Your Name]

  • [e-mail]
  • [Phone Number]

Dear Mrs. Jackson,

It is with great pleasure that I am applying for the Production Assistant position at Crane & Jenkins Studios. I have eight years of experience as a production assistant and in the fields of writing, directing and editing, making me a prime candidate for the position. While majoring in communications, I had the chance to intern for XYZ Studios during my senior year of college, and my experience on set changed my life.

During my five year tenure at Jacobson Studios, I assisted news and other informational channel producers in gathering various types of production elements like still pictures, sot’s, and b-rolls. I was responsible for providing accurate and detailed information regarding Jacobson Television Network programs to the in-house computerized tape library system, databases, and web content management systems.

Working in a fast paced environment allows me to demonstrate my confidence and strategic abilities. I enjoy setting goals and using problem-solving skills to achieve the best possible outcome. My outgoing personality makes working with people from all different backgrounds an easy part of the job which is also one of my favorite parts of the job.

I am extremely passionate about the work in this profession and would be ecstatic to share my skills and experiences with your exceptional team. I appreciate your time and consideration and look forward to speaking with you soon.

How to write a customer production assistant 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 customer production assistant
  • 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