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Part-Time Job Cover Letter and Email Samples

How should you write a cover letter for a part-time job? When you are applying for part-time positions, you should follow the same procedures as you would if the position was full-time. It's important to put the same care and attention into your resume and cover letter, if the employer requests them, as you would when applying for a full-time job.

What to Include in the Letter

Begin your letter with a polite salutation to the hiring manager.

If you have a contact name, be sure to use it.

  • In your first paragraph, introduce yourself, and express your interest in the position.
  • Your second paragraph is where you specify your qualifications, and make correlations between your skills and the requirements of the job.
  • You can include a third paragraph with your follow-up plan, and end with a professional closing.

More: Cover Letter Paragraph Guidelines

Printed Letters vs. Email Messages

In a written letter, you would include your contact information at the beginning, preceding the employer’s information. If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation.

Sample Cover Letter For a Part-Time Job

The following is an example of a cover letter written to apply for a part-time job.



Your Name
Address
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number
Email

Contact Name
Title
Company
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Date

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am interested in the part-time position at Sarasota Saddlery advertised in The Sarasotian. I have equine experience as I have been around horses for over nine years. Not only have I shown and ridden horses, but I have also had extensive experience assisting in a barn.

Through working with horses, I have acquired a thorough knowledge of horses, tack, and equine apparel for both horse and rider.

While I have equine experience, I also have excellent communication skills and an aptitude for customer service. My experience as a volunteer at Sarasota Hospital made it necessary for me to focus on providing quality customer service, and also enabled me to work with all types of people. I believe that my communication skills, partnered with my equine knowledge, would make me an asset to your company.

Thank you for your consideration. I can be reached at 111-111-1111 or yourname@email.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Sample Email Cover Letter for a Part-Time Job #1

The following is an example of a part-time job cover letter sent via email.

Subject: Part-Time Position - Your Name

Dear Mr. Lastname,

I am interested in the part-time sales associate position at XYZ Company. I read the posting on Monster with interest, and I feel that my experience would be valuable to your firm.

My communication skills, organizational ability, and attention to detail are assets that I have been able to utilize in my previous sales positions.

I have extensive retail experience, having worked at small boutiques as well as large department stores. In my last position, I was recognized for my contribution to a 10% yearly increase in sales in my department. 

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you regarding this position. I am available flexible hours, and I believe that you would find me to be an asset to your company.

Sincerely,

Firstname Lastname
555-555-5555
firstnamelastname@email.com

Sample Email Cover Letter for a Part-Time Job #2

Subject: Office Assistant - Your Name

Email Message:

Dear Ms. LastName,

I am interested in applying for the office assistant position that was listed on CareerBuilder.

I have experience in scheduling appointments, communications with clients, and I am familiar with a variety of phone systems. My communication skills are excellent, and I have training on a variety of software programs and systems.

I believe that I would be an asset to your office. This position would provide me with the ideal opportunity to assist at your organization and to expand my administrative skills.

My schedule is flexible, and I would be available to work at your convenience.

I hope to schedule an interview at a mutually convenient time. I look forward to speaking with you.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

FirstName LastName
123 Any Street
Anytown, CT 11112
Email: firstlast@gmail.com
Cell: 555-124-1245

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Manager cover letter sample

Looking to score top management jobs? Use this guide to help you craft a top-notch cover letter.

Managers, use this guide to help you craft a top-notch cover letter.

A great manager needs a great cover letter. You need to convince recruiters that you've been successful at managing people or projects in the past, and that you'll bring the same gusto to their organization. Use the below sample to guide you as you write your cover letter.

Additionally, you can search for management jobs on Monster. 
 

PATRICK ABRAMS

1704 Maple Ave. | Sometown, IN 47250 | (555) 555-5555 | pat@anydomain.com


[Date]

Ms. Katy Smith
Director of Distribution Operations
Acme Inc.
2000 Industrial Ave.
Sometown, IN 47250

Re: Warehouse Manager (Job #: 5587), advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. Smith:

I was intrigued when I found your warehouse manager job posting, as I know I could positively contribute to your operation. Since earning my promotion to warehouse manager for XYZ Company’s 35,000-square-foot distribution center three years ago, I have received consistent commendations for achieving gains in productivity, safety and efficiency—accomplished during a time of significant budget cuts.

Your warehouse operation would benefit from my proven success in:

  • Launching 5S and other lean-manufacturing programs to elevate the efficiency and effectiveness of the distribution center.
  • Overseeing inventory management, stock controls, pick/pack operations, and order processing for high-volume shipping and receiving operations.
  • Supervising and scheduling unionized workforces of up to 20 employees per shift within a 24x7 environment.
  • Upgrading SAP warehouse management systems to improve inventory management and distribution accuracy.
  • Developing and leading training programs to improve employee productivity, job satisfaction and workplace morale.
  • Accelerating order fulfillment to achieve a 28% reduction in order-processing time, which helped retain and grow business from key accounts.

I recently learned that my employer plans to close the Indianapolis distribution center later this year. It offered me a warehouse manager position at its Minneapolis site, but family responsibilities prevent me from relocating at this time.

If you agree that my qualifications perfectly match your requirements, please call me at (555) 555-5555 to arrange an interview. Thank you for considering my credentials, and I look forward to learning more about this exciting opportunity.

Sincerely,



Patrick Abrams
Enclosure: Resume


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