Teacher Cover Letter
This letter is the first of two variations for a young career changer who wanted to become a teacher (see Cover Letter 40). In this letter, the writer refers to two years of business experience and focuses on transferable skills.
Sample Teacher Cover Letter
November 30, 2010
Hiring Agent, Title
Dear Hiring Manager:
As an ambitious, self-motivated individual with a lifelong love of working with children, I believe I offer a set of skills that would make me a welcome and valuable addition to your teaching staff. With a keen ability to relate to children, demonstrated leadership ability, and outstanding communications skills, I would like to consider the possibility of putting my knowledge and experience to work for you.
As you can see from my enclosed résumé, in addition to two years of professional business experience, I have held an extensive array of child-focused positions, including that of camp counselor, care provider, and instructor. Throughout my life, I developed a reputation as a hardworking individual who can be depended on to get the job done no matter what the challenge. Keys to my success are strong planning and follow-through skills, a demonstrated commitment to achieving goals, and a genuine interest in helping others.
Among my strengths, I am a resourceful problem solver and an effective communicator with a passion for growth and learning. As an effective role model, I like to think that I can instill those same values in others. Assertive in my approach to life, I have always taken on tough challenges and succeeded in accomplishing goals. With a solid record of accomplishment behind me, I am confident I can do the same for you.
I would be pleased to have the opportunity to discuss your needs and how I might be able to meet them. I will call to follow up, or you can contact me at the address and phone number listed above.
Thank you for your consideration.