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 Timothy,

Flying in the skies has always been a dream of mine. The feeling of taking off in the air is a magical feeling that you cannot replicate anywhere. I knew I wanted to be in the aviation field in some capacity ever since I saw your company’s airplanes in the sky. Over the years I was determined to make my dreams come true and knew that one day I’d become a Flight Attendant for Take One Airlines. I am hopeful that this is my chance to bring that goal to fruition.

I have worked at Beltan Airlines for over five years, where I am a Flight Attendant for hundreds of flights each year. During my time at Beltan Airlines I have consistently improved my customer service skills and excelled at necessary responsibilities. Some of my proficiencies from past experience include securing the cabin, conducting safety checks, taking food and drink orders, and handling customer questions and complaints.

My communication and interpersonal skills are incredible but my problem solving skills are perhaps even more superb. Working as a team in a fast-paced airline environment is a stressful job. Staying calm, cool, and collected in difficult situations is paramount to succeeding as a Flight Attendant. If hired at Take One Airlines my talents would continue to grow and I’d work to provide a positive experience for each and every guest traveling on your airplanes.

Take One Airlines is the best airline around your Flight Attendants are the best in the business. Even an interview would be a great honor for me as I have always dreamed of working for your airline. I could not pass up the opportunity to apply to this position.

I would love to set up a time to speak with you regarding this open Flight Attendant position. Feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully speaking with you soon!


How to write a flight attendant 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 flight attendant
  • 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