As an introduction of a candidate to a prospective employer, cover letters are powerful documents. A cover letter’s main function is to introduce you to the reader, respond to the requirements of a vacant position and attract the reader’s interest to what your skills are and the accompanying resume.
For instance, if you are applying for a coffee shop manager position, you will need to write your cover letter in such a manner that the reader wants to hire you immediately. But do not risk putting off the reader by regurgitating your resume – your cover letter should be unique and must never reiterate the information in your resume.
As a coffee shop manager, you will have to be a true leader – and that is what you have to portray in your resume. You will need tell the reader that you do not only know about famous coffee blends but that you can also handle staff schedule, ensure exceptional customer service and manage irate customers. A cover letter is a door that can lead you to immense opportunities – use this to maximize your chances of success at gaining a job.
The following cover letter sample for a coffee shop manager will give you an idea on how to write one for yourself:
April 2, 2015
Mr. Wesley Banks
782 Ron Street
Harrisburg, PA 88203
Dear Mr. Banks:
As an experienced and committed Coffee Shop Manager, I am seeking to align myself with a best-in-class company. And that is what Coffee Hunters is which is why my strong background in managing coffee shops over the previous 10 years, makes me a heads-on favorite for this position at Coffee Hunters.
Starting out as a barista at a local Starbucks outlet, I developed a deep insight into the how coffee shops are run and how customers must be dealt with in order to ensure recurring business. In 2009, I attended the World Coffee Conference held in Brooklyn where I got further training in handling coffee shops as a business – the three modules of my training included customer services, coffee blends and shop management, all of which I aced perfectly.
Mr. Banks, I am confident that my experience in a coffee shop environment and an intrinsic aptitude for customer services will contribute to Coffee Hunters’ growth and profitability. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this position with you and will call you soon to ask for a convenient meeting date and time. In the interim, please feel free to call me at (555) 555-5555 if you have any questions.