writing a cover letter

Cover letter


Another great way to get your foot in the door and separate your application from everyone else’s is to include a cover letter.  I have done this since I was 16 years old and applied for my first job at a pizza restaurant.  It is good practice and shows your ambition to get the job.  Here is a sample of what a cover letter should be like. Hook it with a paperclip not a staple to your application when handing it back in.

City, State, Zip Code

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(2 spaces)

Dear Hiring Manager,

(2 spaces)

I am interested in the part-time position that you have offered in your horse stables advertised in The Times. I have equine experience as I have been around horses for over nine years.

Not only have I shown and ridden horses, but I have also had extensive experience assisting in a barn. Through working with horses, I have acquired a thorough knowledge of horses, tack, and equine apparel for both horse and rider.

While I have equine experience, I also have excellent communication skills and an aptitude for customer service. My past experience as a volunteer at Pardee Hospital made it necessary for me to focus on providing quality customer service, and also enabled me to work with all types of people. I believe that my communication skills, partnered with my equine knowledge, would make me an asset to your company

Thank you for your consideration. I can be reached at 111-111-1111 or yourname@email.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

First Name Last Name
City, State, Zip Code