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!
Dear Hiring Manager,
I recently learned hat you are looking for a highly skilled Warehouse Worker. I believe I meet all the requirements for the position and would love the opportunity to work for such a well-respected company as Supply Providers Co.
I have a long history working in a Warehouse environment. Within my previous role at the Professional Shipping Company my duties included preparing and processing orders and requests, maintaining equipment, completing reports and ensuring the workspace was safe and organized.
As you’ll see on my resume, I embody all of the essential skills necessary to perform this job well. I am highly organized and skilled in optimizing warehouse operations. I have thorough technical knowledge of the standard equipment used for this role, and I am well-versed in industry safety standards.
My strong work ethic and commitment to my company has earn me a great reputation as an excellent team player. My attitude and dedication to accuracy has even granted me the opportunity to train and mentor new hires. I am also proud to say that due to my time management and leadership skills, I have been awarded “Employee of the Month” on 5 different occasions!
I am aware that a warehouse worker job is a demanding one, but I am accustomed to performing the necessary tasks with a positive attitude. I am comfortable in the warehouse environment and always look for opportunities to streamline processes and inject a little fun into the workplace.
It would be my pleasure to bring my skills and experience to work with your organization. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to speak to you soon regarding an interview.
How to write a warehouse 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 warehouse 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