Here's a sample cover letter for a special type of job search: Anna wants to work for the same airline at the same airport she worked at six years ago. There's a new hiring manager now so she has to sell herself all over again, using her cover letter and resume (see Combination Resume Example: Project Manager for Airline).
Anna's cover letter (below) needs to accomplish three things:
- Grab the reader's attention with Anna's strongest asset: previous experience on the job.
- Convince the employer to open her attached resume.
- Ask for a job interview.
About Anna's Cover Letter
Here are a few interesting points about this cover letter:
- At the start of her letter to ABC Airlines, Anna puts her best foot forward by stating that she is a former employee. This tells her reader that she's already up to speed on most of what will be required of her on the job.
- Anna uses airline lingo with ease to show she is still in step with the industry.
- The letter does not summarize her resume. Instead, it simply refers to it in one short line (Attached: Resume for Project Manager) after her name at the very end of her letter.
Sample Cover Letter: Project Manager for Airline
998 Miller Street
Charlotte, NC 12345
June 24, 20xx
ABC Airline Terminal Corporation (AATC)
Dear Hiring Manager,
As a former employee of ABC Airlines, with six years spent in ACS management at Charlotte International, I am familiar with the vital role that AATC plays in the operation of the airport. I am pleased to have the opportunity to apply for the Project Manager position on your team.
During my career with ABC, I often teamed with AATC to ensure that customers received the highest level of customer service. I look forward to an interview, where I can discuss my background in airport project management and why my education and experience make me an ideal candidate for your open position.
I am available for an interview at your convenience.
Attached: Resume for Project Manager