This is an excellent introduction to the cover letter. However, you learned of the position, be sure to let the employer know about in your opening paragraph.
If someone referred you, mention them by name.
The cover letter gives you a golden opportunity to let the employer know exactly why you are perfect for the position, by drawing interest to your key qualifications.
In the sample auto mechanics cover letter below the candidate tells the employer that he specialized in repairing newer model vehicles that possessed computer driven systems.
This information can give him a competitive edge over other candidates who may not have such specialized training.
In the following sample auto mechanics cover letter the applicant also mentions that he has recently completed his tour of duty with the U.S. Army.
This is a good use of the cover letter as it immediately lets the employer know the candidate is a veteran. As a result the candidate may receive preferential consideration over equally qualified candidates who are not veterans.
Finally, the candidate concludes by mentioning that he has performed well in all classes and was actually utilized to train new personnel-an indication of good leadership qualities that would be an asset to any employer.
Cover Letters For Mechanics
452 Linda St.
Modesto, CA 55555
July 15, 2007
Mr. Al Bonaparte
A-1 Auto Repair
1656 21st Street
Modesto, CA 55555
Dear Mr. Bonaparte:
In response to your recent advertisement in the Modes to Chronicle, please accept this letter and resume in application for the automobile mechanic position currently available.
As you can see from my enclosed resume, I am just completing my tour of duty in the U.S. Army and have already found a residence in Modesto, my home town. Although I repaired a broad cross-section of vehicles while in the Army, I ultimately specialized in working on newer vehicles with sophisticated computer-driven systems. I excelled in all my automotive classes and was selected to train new personnel.
With these qualifications, I believe I am a strong candidate for your open position. I look forward to the opportunity to meet or talk with you soon.
Mechanics Cover Letter Tips