Some companies don’t have immediate plans to hire new staff. But if you want to work for them, write a cover letter that outlines all the ways you fit their needs. They’ll tuck your letter and resumé into a file that says: Call when a position opens.
324 Wilder Drive SE
Calgary AB T2J 1Z2
September 14, 2012
Ms. Hanna Brodyk
Calgary Public Library
Calgary AB TIK 7G4
Dear Ms. Brodyk:
The next time the library has an opening for a student page, I hope you’ll consider me for the position.
I volunteer at my school library every Tuesday and Friday. This experience means I can learn the job quickly and work efficiently right from the start. My strong academic record, volunteer work and dedication as a musician show that I’m responsible and motivated. You’ll be able to count on me to arrive on time and do the work with care. I get along well with people of all ages and backgrounds at school, on sports teams and as a coach. I know I’ll enjoy working with library customers and staff. As a hockey and soccer player, I’m also in great shape for lifting and shelving books!
My resumé and the completed application form from your website are enclosed. I’ll call you next week to find out when it would be convenient to discuss my qualifications.