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]

[Phone Number] | [e-mail]
September 17, 2019

Dear Mrs. Wilson,

It is with great pleasure that I am applying for the Project Manager position at Vivid Properties. I am a business professional with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and over five years of property management experience. It takes a highly organized person to manage and coordinate all tasks that are required for property management and I am confident I am the candidate for this position.

During my tenure as property manager for XYZ Real Estate, I manage two apartment complexes of 105 units handling everything from tenant approval to maintenance oversight. I possess in-depth experience of all aspects of the day-to-day operations of managing residential communities and under my leadership, the properties I've managed values increased by 25% over the last three years as a result of high-quality maintenance and repair programs.

My communication skills are sharp and I pride myself on always making sure my team is on the same page. I have been commended by past supervisors and tenants alike for my professional friendly service and I would love to bring my talents to the team of Vivid Properties.

In closing, I am thrilled at the possibility and would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the value I can bring to Vivid Properties. and appreciate your time and consideration and look forward to speaking with you soon!


How to write a property manager 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 property manager
  • 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