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]

Hi Kevin,

The first event that I ever planned was a tea party for my little sister and her friends. I instantly fell in love with setting everything up and getting all of the logistics set up. It was a thrill to watch the entire party come together and watch all of her friends enjoy the party. I knew that I wanted to pursue Event Coordinating as a career ever since that day. I am sure that I would be a perfect fit at Events R’ Us as an Event Coordinator; I have the necessary experience and skills to fulfill all of your obligations and then some.

My experiences as an event planner for Smalls Banquet Hall for 2 years has given me insight and experience that would take years to gain otherwise. During my time at the banquet hall, I have developed my event planning skills considerably. I planned events every single weekend, managing everything from timing of the food to finding out clients’ exact specifications. I wore many hats from the first day I stepped into their office and have since been promoted multiple times.

My organizational and interpersonal skills are unrivaled when compared to most of my peers in the event industry. I can handle any problem that pop up in an event without losing my cool or making the client anxious. Being quick on your feet is key in this industry and fixing problems quickly is necessary. I have all of the critical Event Coordinator abilities and experiences to nail this role.

Events R’ Us is one of the best event planning agencies around. Getting a chance to work with your team would be one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I had to apply as soon as I was aware of your job posting and am eager to continue to ascend the ranks as an elite Event Coordinator.

I would love to grab a coffee and talk about how I can contribute to your team. I would be a perfect Event Coordinator and staff member. I hope we can speak soon!

How to write an event coordinator 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 event coordinator
  • 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