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]

Dear Ms. Davis,

Upon discovering the vacancy for a new Maintenance worker, I have been eager to send you my application for your kind consideration. I am a reliable and skilled worker with over 5 years of experience in the maintenance field. Having worked in both small and big organizations, I believe that my diverse knowledge in managing and performing various technical tasks will prove to be extremely useful for your company.

Some of the areas I have covered as part of my previous jobs include general building maintenance and repairs such as plumbing, painting, pest control, carpentry, HVAC, landscaping and generic tasks.

I am experienced in working as part of a team under supervisors or together with colleagues with the aim of maintaining high cleanliness standards and to ensure that all equipment are in working condition. I am a diligent worker with a strong regard for safety regulations and guidelines and am able to comply to company standards at all times.

With my prior experience in supporting general maintenance work and repair backed by my professionalism and dependability, I strongly believe that I am the ideal person who can surpass your expectations for the role.

Thank you for your time and should you require any clarification, I can be reached at (123) 456-7891 or mrabb@email.com.


How to write a maintenance worker 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 maintenance worker
  • 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