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!
Since childhood, I’ve been in love with cleaning. One of my very first memories was following my mom around with a toy vacuum and pretending that I was cleaning right there with her. There is something about being able to transform a place from dirty to spotless that makes me happy. From an early age I was sure that I wanted work in the housekeeping field. Indeed, that is exactly where my career has taken me and I am confident that my experience would make me a great candidate for your open Housekeeper position at Davis Hotels.
I have worked at Five Star Motel for over four years, where I am the Lead Housekeeper for a high-traffic motel. During my tenure in this position, I’ve thoroughly honed my housekeeping skills, managing tasks like daily room cleaning, supply management, and recording damage that must be reported to hotel management.
Beyond my organizational and cleaning skills, I am an excellent problem solver. For those not in the industry, Housekeeping may seem like a simple job. However, those of us who are actually Housekeepers understand all of the moving parts involved in these roles. I consider myself a well-rounded candidate with the hard and soft skills required to not only be hired for this position, but to excel in it.
I’m familiar with the Davis Hotels as well as its parent company. I would love to join the team as a Housekeeper and work in such a popular hotel.
I’d love to speak to you about how I would be a good fit as a Housekeeper and member of your team I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your consideration. I hope to hear from you soon.
How to write a housekeeper 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 housekeeper
- 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