Investigator Cover Letter

An Investigator Cover Letter is an introduction to the job application of an investigator. These letters are submitted with the resume. Any cover letter serves the function of providing a brief glimpse into those professional abilities of the candidate that make him eligible for the job. Additionally, the cover letter should define the double coincidence of requirements between the candidate and the organization; i.e. how the candidate and the organization are suitable for each other. This requires the candidate to have at least elementary information of the organization, its activities, work culture, and image in the market.

A cover letter should be assiduously composed after considerable deliberation. After all, it is a gateway for starting or improving a career. The letter should start by defining the context, i.e. by stating the position for which the application is being made. The flow of the letter has to be channelized to include relevant information only. The letter should make short and sweet references to the most significant and contextually applicable qualities of the candidate to explain why he will integrate seamlessly with the organization in a symbiotic relationship.

Investigator Cover Letter is a bit different from other cover letters because the job is a bit different. Investigators need an incisive attitude with a mind that is continuously active and that can store and relate isolated pieces of information into one complete structure. Investigators need to be able to work alone as well as in teams and need to be well versed with surveillance and communication equipment. Not to be missed is a firm grasp over relevant laws and physical fitness that enables him to work for long durations at odd hours.

Sample Investigator Cover Letter

November 22, 2011

Martin Boltzmann
3000 Tracy Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

David Eastwood
Human Resource Executive,
Browns & Williams Detectives,
9000 Imperial Highway,
Downey, CA 90242

Dear Mr. Eastwood,

This is with reference to your advertisement in the "Los Angeles Times", dated November 15, 2011, inviting applications for the post of private investigators. I satisfy all the eligibility conditions prescribed by you and I am interested in the said position. I have ten years experience as an investigating officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) followed by two years of private detective experience with Smuts & Mitchell Detective Services. I am interested in working with an agency that is the top name in this field and hence the application to your organization.

My experience as a detective has enabled me to be cognizant with all aspects of this job.

I am well aware of all the laws and rules associated with this line of work. I am licensed to carry a small firearm and I am completely comfortable with the application of surveillance devices like high speed motion cameras, tiny microphones, miniature transmitters, recorders etc. I am also familiar with the use of appropriate software for the storage and transmission of such data.

I have maintained a fair level of physical fitness and I am used to working at all times of the day and night. I get along comfortably with people and can make up stories, something that helps me gather information without revealing the true purpose of the enquiry. Regarding education, I have a college degree in arts and a certification in Surveillance and Related Communication; the later I completed during my stint with the LAPD.

I am interested in working for an organization, like yours, that understands the point of view of its employees and that has a sober working culture. Your impressive track record in investigation is another reason for this application. You can get in touch with me on the telephone number or the email address I have mentioned. I am awaiting your reply.

Yours Sincerely,
(Martin Boltzmann)

Investigator Cover Letter should focus more on the practical and result orientation aspects of the candidate. Theoretical qualifications, except for legal awareness, do not count much. Of particular importance is the readiness to work during odd hours as is demanded by the job.

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