Beauty Industry Cover Letters for Employment

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Beauty Industry Cover Letters for Employment

Cover letters are an important piece of your application package. Not only do they express a bit about your professional background, they give the employer hints about your language skills, plus the way they can expect you to express yourself verbally.

In the beauty industry, language is very important as it is the number one tool we use to build relationships with our clients.

Every cover letter need to be customized. This makes applying for employment a bothersome process. It prevents you from sending a mass email with your résumé to all employers you would like to work for all at once.

However, employers do not like receiving application packages that were obviously sent to the masses. It is quite apparent when an applicant has not taken the time to research the potential employer and is applying anywhere and everywhere. These are the résumés that end up in the garbage before anyone gets a chance to review them.

As a career and employment centre for the beauty industry, we encourage all service providers looking for employment to use a cover letter in the application package. In this article, we will share the basic information that should be included in your cover letter. Follow the outline we provide, and customizing a cover letter will be much easier 😉

BEAUTY INDUSTRY COVER LETTER OUTLINE


Your Full Name
Your address
City, Province, Postal Code
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Name of Recipient
Recipient’s position
Company Full Name
Street address
City, Province, Postal Code
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DATE
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RE: Position Title (Job Reference Number, if available)
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GREETING: Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name: TIP: Address the person by last name. If you’re not sure whether the recipient of your letter is male or female, don’t use Mr./Ms. and use the person’s full name instead (e.g. Dear Taylor Smith). If you do not know who to address, use “To whom this may concern”. This is the ONLY time you should be using this greeting.
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FIRST PARAGRAPH: Why are you writing? Explain your reason. If you are applying for a specific job, state how you heard about the opportunity (newspaper? Online job bank? Word of Mouth? Etc.). If you’re not applying for a specific job, say WHY you are interested in working for this organization. TIP: Give one brief reason why you want to work for that spa/salon- do you like the product line they carry? Do you enjoy performing the specific services they offer? Etc.) If someone referred you to the employer, name that person (for example, ‘Anna Thompson, your Head of Esthetics’, suggested I write to you).
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MIDDLE PARAGRAPH(S): Why do you think you are a good fit for this position in this spa/salon? Point out any key experience (including volunteer, training or school experience) that qualifies you for the position. TIP: Keep your paragraphs short. If you are responding to a job posting, explain how your skills and experience match those described in the posting.TIP: Use similar language that they did on the job posting. Similar, not identical.
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LAST PARAGRAPH: State that a résumé (and if available, a portfolio) is enclosed for more information. Request an interview by expressing that you would like to meet, and offer to provide additional information if needed. TIP: Include your phone number in the last paragraph so that piece of information is readily available should the employer want to contact you immediately.
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SIGN-OFF: Sincerely,
SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE
SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE
Your Full Name
TIP: If you’re sending your resumé via fax or in person, leave three lines for your signature before your name. If you’re sending it electronically, you don’t need to leave space before your name.
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Enclosure

Executive Spa Group
Cultivating Alberta’s Beauty Industry
(780) 604 2772
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