A compelling cover letter is your first opportunity to make a great impression on a potential employer. When some posts have hundreds of applicants hoping to land the role, it's important to ensure that you stand out from the crowd and give the recruiter a reason to read your resume.

That said, many job hunters struggle when it comes to crafting a cover letter that will have the desired effect. A number of jobseekers underestimate the importance of a cover letter, taking the title literally and just using it to indicate that they have sent in their resume.

With so many useful resources online, there is no need to struggle with your cover letter. Our banquet server cover letter sample is a good way to get started and break through your writer's block. The accompanying tips and pointers will help you to customize and personalize your cover letter and give you ideas of how you can make the most of your skills and experience to land your next job.

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Banquet Server Cover Letter Sample

Dear Mr. Garcia,

When I was in high school, I started working as a waitress to earn some extra money, and it turned out to be the best job I've ever had. I had originally planned to study to become an aesthetician, but changed my plans, completed my food hygiene certification and took up serving full time.

I understand that Amazing Events are looking for servers who have an understanding of serving etiquette, which is something I gained while working at the Sunshine Hotel. As a four-star establishment, the management and guests' expectations of the staff were high, and I earned their 'employee of the month' award on three occasions for my exemplary service.

Amazing Events' banquet servers have a reputation for being able to deal with any situation calmly, and my experience at Charlie's Diner gave me the chance to develop the skills to uphold that reputation. I often dealt with customer complaints, and it usually fell to me to deal with any problems in the kitchen as I can keep a cool head even when things are going wrong.

You need servers who can handle the physical demands of day-long events, and my experience as a wedding server at the Imperial Rooms shows that I am more than capable of coping with setting up, serving and packing away a large event. We once found ourselves two team members down and still managed to serve 180 covers in record time before collapsing 20 tables to make room for the couple's first dance.

I would love the chance to tell you about the success of the system I devised to improve service efficiency at the Sunshine Hotel.

Many thanks for your time in reading this.

Jayda Emerson