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!

[Your Name]
September 17, 2019

  • [Phone Number]
  • [e-mail]

Hi Amy,

Event planning is in my family’s blood. My mother has planned multiple celebrities’ weddings and has become one of the top event planners in the country. She has taught me everything that I know about event planning. Putting together an event that absolutely stuns and delights clients is one of the purest joys in life for someone in the industry. Ever since I put my first event together I knew that this would be my career for life. I am positive that I have the necessary skills and experience to join your team as an Event Planner at Events United.

I have worked as a freelance event planner for the past 3 years. I have gained invaluable experience and developed unique abilities throughout this time. I understand the ins and outs of event planning and am confident as to how I can consistently create a one-of-a-kind experience for clients.

My organizational and administrative skills are strong assets that supplement my natural knack for event planning. I am also an incredible multi-task which is one of the most important skills that an event planner must have. Maintaining a calm demeanor is extremely important in this role as your client needs to feel calmness from you while they rely on you to bring their vision to life. My experience, passion, and interpersonal skills will help me shine in this role. I am truly the full package.

Events United is one of the finest event planning agencies in the world. You have inspired me over the years and I absolutely adore your social media feeds. Simply getting to the interview stage with your team would be an incredible accomplishment and honor.

I would love to speak with you about how I would be the best fit to join your team as an Event Planner. Have a great day and thank you for your time.


How to write an event planner 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 planner
  • 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