With a new wave of students graduating from college every year who are looking to begin their careers, competition is fierce. Candidates applying for an entry-level position find it difficult to write a cover letter due to lack of experience. You need to do whatever you can to stand out.
Here are some tips for writing a cover letter when you have little or no experience:
First Paragraph: Clearly introduce yourself in the first paragraph.
Second Paragraph: Talk about your skills and accomplishments that are relevant to the position in consideration.
Third Paragraph: Highlight your best qualities and explain why you’re a good fit.
Fourth Paragraph: Conclude with a call to action.
Kitchen Hand Cover Letter with No Experience
450 Olive Lane • Sacramento California 94207 • (453) 742-1927 • firstname.lastname@example.org
June 16, 2018
Mr. Michael Smiley
7486 Case Road
Sacramento California 94207
Dear Mr. Smiley:
In my search for a restaurant position that supports my skills and provides opportunities for growth, I discovered the posting for a Kitchen Hand at your establishment and felt compelled to submit my resume for your consideration.
Along with a bachelor degree from State University, I possess good communication skills, ability to work quickly and safely with minimal supervision coupled with good personal hygiene, teamwork, and ability to work under pressure.
I have also worked as an internee at Health and Goodness where I was responsible for preparing food, testing new recipes handling leftovers, cleaning the kitchen, keeping cooking utensils organized, and plating dishes. Through this experience, I have polished my menu planning expertise, culinary skills, and food storage knowledge.
I strongly believe that if hired, my skillset and qualifications will translate directly into positive feedback from your customers. An opportunity to meet you and discuss the prospect further will be highly appreciated.
Thank you for your time and consideration.