A cover letter is a formal letter written by job seeker to the recruiter. Cover letters are written to impress the recruiter and convince that you are the best person for the post applied. A cover letter is segregated in three parts. The start is called as header followed by the main body and closing. Every part should be carefully and skillfully drafted. The header should include name and contact details of the applicant. In the main body the information about previous job experience, educational qualification and relevant skills should be mentioned. This section should be written such that it gives recruiter the impression that you are able to do justice to the job.
Given here is a sample cover letter of a front desk manager. Use this sample to create your own cover letter.
Date: MM/ DD/ YYYY
Sub: Application for the post of front desk manager
Ref: Your ad in the New York Times dated June8, 20XX
This is with reference to your ad in the classified in The New York Times dated June 24, 2011 in which you have invited applications for the post of front desk manager in your hotel. I wish to apply for the same as I believe that I can handle the responsibilities very well.
I understand that a front desk manager should have excellent communication skills, should be presentable and have a pleasant personality apart from being organized and systematic. I possess all the necessary requirements and am sure that I would fulfill all the responsibilities of this post.
I have done graduation in commerce from College of Commerce. I have done diploma courses on management and human resource. In my internship I have worked with ABC Hotels and Restaurant as an assistant to front desk manager. My responsibilities include greeting customers, attending them, ensure that they are comfortable while having food, listening and solving their complaints, making reports, maintaining data, preparing presentations and assisting front desk managers in all the clerical work.
I have worked in ABC Hotels for 5 years. My responsibility there were to take care of the customers, allotting rooms and making arrangements as per their preferences but keeping the hotel's interest and policy intact and safe. Apart from this I made arrangements on special occasions. I have organized picnics and short treks for the customers.
I have enclosed the following documents with this cover letter. I hope you find them of some worth and give me a chance to prove myself by offering me service to you.
I have enclosed all the relevant documents with this letter. I hope you find them worthy enough to call me for an interview. I assure you that If selected I would work with devotion and dedication and would contribute towards the growth and success of this organization.