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Cover Letter Example
[999, Long Street]
[Orlando, FL 28373]
[November 15, 2020]
[999, Bunche Street]
[Orlando, FL 02983]
Dear Mr. Edwards,
I’m excited to be applying for the open Front Desk Clerk position at [Grand Hotel] in Orlando, Florida. I was pleased when reading the job advertisement on [website.com], because my hospitality experience is well-matched with the clerical tasks listed in the job description. I’d be honored to become part of your team and provide outstanding lodging facilities and services to your guests.
To shortly introduce myself, my name is [Lizy Morgan] and I have 3+ years of experience working as a front desk clerk at [Resort X] in Atlanta, Georgia. Since several months I moved to Orlando, and therefore seeking a new but similar dynamic and interactive working environment. I noticed that [GA] has great reviews on [TripAdvisor] and that your guests are satisfied about the unpretentious, professional and overall positive atmosphere. I am thrilled about the opportunity to work in such an environment and contribute to [GH’s] objectives.
My core duties at [Resort X] included greeting and registering guests in a 300+ room resort, and balancing between $15,000 and $20,000 in cash on a daily basis. During this time, I also took reservations by phone, email or through Airbnb. I never experienced language barriers because I am capable of making myself understandable in various languages (see resume). Furthermore, I am proficient with two different hotel management software programs: ‘Cloudbeds’ and ‘eZee Frontdesk’. I know how to avoid overbooking and provide seamless customer experience.
I would welcome the opportunity to further discuss my candidacy and ability to work with a flexible schedule. I have attached my resume for your review. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. You can reach me at [+000-000-0000] or via [Email Address]. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Writing Tips For Hospitality Industry Positions
- Use a standard font and font size that is easy to read: ‘Arial’, ‘Courier New’, ‘Calibri’, ‘Verdana’, or Times New Roman with a 10 to 12pt. font size will do. Keep a word count of around 300 to 400 words and divide your cover letter into 3 or 4 paragraphs.
- It’s important to address your cover letter to someone. Include the hiring manager’s name. Use the person’s first and last name and write: ‘Dear Mr. Edwards,’ or ‘Dear Ms. Edwards,’. For American usage, we include a dot after the abbreviation ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’. For British English, you can leave it out. Try to avoid generic openings like: ‘Dear Sir or Madam,’, Dear Hiring Manager,’ or ‘To whom it may concern,’.
- A strong cover letter provides context for the hospitality skills and experiences present in your resume. Describe your work experience in concrete terms and provide actual evidence of your accomplishments. You can also tell a story about your career objectives and aspirations, or what experiences contributed to your development.
- Avoid common clichés like: I am a “dynamic”, “self-motivated”, “go-getter”, and a real “team-player” born as a “problem solver”.
- Write a unique cover letter for each job application. Most employers want to see that you are genuinely excited about the position at their establishment.