I composed this cover letter this morning in response to a Craigslist ad for a "Corporate Trainer." I got a call back within 2 hours. Sadly, they started with the travel requirements of the job which were just too high for me. But I was still excited to get the call. Thought I'd share the cover letter.
I'm an excellent cook. That's got nothing to do with training, but after reading 1,500 cover letters, I hope you'll find it's different than the same old opening. It also means I'm not only confident in my job-related skills, but I can sweeten the pot with some awesome dishes at office potlucks.
While it's been a while since I was on stage, I emceed the open mic at a major Los Angeles comedy club in the late 1980s, and in the 90s I presented online marketing seminars to business groups around Los Angeles. I am comfortable and natural speaking in front of large groups on a variety of topics.
I also have extensive writing experience, experience with documentation and courseware development, and solid web development and content management experience.
I've attached my resume and I believe you'll find that my broad range of experience and skills makes your task of finding the right person for this job that much easier.