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!
September 17, 2019

[Your Name]

  • [e-mail]
  • [Phone Number]

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am contacting you in regards to the position as Welder which I saw advertised on Resume.com. It is well known that your business, Seaside Welding has a strong history of giving back to the community through monthly volunteering days and seasonal food drives. That is a quality that I really admire in a company and as a result, it is with great enthusiasm that I submit my application today.

I have worked as Welder for over 7 years within both public and private sectors, which has exposed me to many different types of work environments. I feel most comfortable working within an intimate team setting where each employee is valued, rather than a huge organization where I felt like a number. I enjoy the client interaction that accompanies working directly with customers to bring their visions to life.
Throughout my work experience I have proven myself to be highly organized with excellent time management abilities. I am a self-starter and I am resourceful and a good problem solver, though I do ask for clarification when needed.

You’ll see on my resume that I have completed multiple professional courses and certifications, including the AWS welding certificate. I am knowledgeable about industry safety best practices and take pride in keeping my equipment in good working order.

In addition to working as a professional Welder, I also like to complete personal, artistic welding projects and present them in art shows throughout the county. Last year one of my welding sculptures won first prize at the annual State Fair!

I am dedicated to my career and my community and I would love the opportunity to bring my expert skill set to work with your community-focused company. Thank you so much for your consideration and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my skills and experience.

How to write a welder 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 welder
  • 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