Writing a cover letter can seem like a burdensome task, especially when you aren't sure what to include, and many people miss out on the opportunity the cover letter presents to make a great first impression on a potential employer. Hiring managers will often read hundreds of applications in a week, so if you can give yours an advantage over the others, then why not grab it with both hands?
A well-written cover letter can be a way to introduce yourself to a recruiter and demonstrate to them that you have what it takes to fulfill the requirements of the role and contribute to the wider goals of the business. Deciding what to include in your cover letter can be hard, and it's often easier to get started when you have an example to use for guidance.
Our event coordinator cover letter sample and writing tips cover everything you need to give your cover letter the best chance of appealing to a hiring manager, so if you're stuck for inspiration then look no further.
Dear Mr. Power,
Having attended your networking event at the Highclere Hotel recently and been hugely impressed with the way it was put together, I was excited to see that you have a vacancy for an event coordinator. I have aspired to work for a company that has such an excellent reputation ever since I completed a course in event planning and management last year.
I see you are keen to hire someone who has strong negotiating skills. In my current role as event administrator at 123 Events, I have recently been responsible for reviewing the contracts we have with all our existing suppliers, researching alternatives and negotiating with them to ensure we are getting their best prices.
Your listing also mentions that you need someone with experience of hiring staff, which is something I have been responsible for in my current role as well. We urgently needed several short-term contractors to work on-site at an event we organized at short notice for a well-respected client. We needed more than 20 members of staff from carpenters and technicians to waiting and bar staff, all of whom I recruited and was then responsible for coordinating their activities on the day, from setting up to packing up.
I heard from one of your colleagues at the Highclere event that you are considering diversifying and broadening the scope of your work from solely corporate to musical and cultural events. My experience as a volunteer for some local festivals has given me some insight into what is involved in organizing this kind of event, so I would love to be able to use my knowledge to help research and plan this expansion.
Many thanks for your time and consideration.