Dear Store Manager:
My name is Sally Grant and I have been the lead cashier for the last 3 years at Grant’s Great Groceries on the square in Irondale Alabama. The store is owned by my uncle, Phillip Grant, who has provided me with excellent training and opportunities to learn other aspects of store operations along with cashiering. Although he does not want me to leave, he is very supportive of my desire to move to a different type of food store.
As much as I appreciate the training I have received at Grant’s, I prefer to work at an establishment that sells all organic food products such as The Organic Market in downtown Birmingham. Proper nutrition is extremely important to me; therefore I aspire to work for an organization that sells the healthiest possible fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry and fish. I do most of my shopping at The Organic Market and am a huge fan of the exotic herbs and spices, the choices of gluten-free products as well as the whole wheat flours and raw sugars. The wine selections are splendid as are the fresh baked breads. It would be my pleasure to work for a market that provides such a high quality selection of products.
I have vast experience as a cashier and am highly skilled at math and computer technology. During my 3 years working at Grant’s I have attended online classes and earned an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science. My cash drawer is rarely out of balance as I am exceedingly careful with all customers’ money. I am proficient on the Micros Point of Sale System as well as various credit card systems. Although I am related to the owner of Grant’s, I was still required to take and pass a criminal background check and drug test like all other employees.
Please consider my attached resume and application when you need a new cashier at The Organic Market. I am happy to come by your office for an interview. I can be contacted on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Example 2 -Unadvertised Opening
This cashier cover letter example is from a student who has just graduated from high school, is preparing to start college and is looking for a job as a cashier at a gas and convenience store. He needs to work to help pay for tuition and is seeking part-time employment.
Dear District Manager:
My name is Jeff Stevens and I just graduated from XYZ City High School. I am preparing to start college in the fall at XYZ State College with plans to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business. I am paying my way through school and would appreciate the opportunity to work part-time in the late afternoon and evening at one of the ABC Convenience Stores in your district. I am a hard worker and a quick study, and look forward to going through the corporate training program.
I have excellent math and computer skills and believe I would be able to quickly learn how to operate the store cash register and computer system. I understand the importance of superior customer service and know that a commitment to customer satisfaction is a top priority at ABC Convenience Stores. I am honest and trustworthy and I am willing and able to go through a criminal background check and drug test.
While in high school I played varsity baseball and basketball all 4 years, serving as the captain of the baseball team both my junior and senior years. I served as the student government vice president and the president of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) my senior year. I was also in the Beta Club and participated in the Relay for Life fundraiser for cancer all 4 years. I am determined to learn all I can about running a business by taking college coursesand through practical experience learned on the job as it is my goal to run my own business one day.
I hope you will review my attached application, resume and reference letter from Mr. Warren Davidson, principal of XYZ City High School, should you find that you need another cashier. I am happy to come to your office for a personal interview any time. Please call me on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555or contact me via email at [email]
Example 3 – Response to Job Postings and Classifieds Ads
This cashier cover letter example is from a college student who is applying for an advertised position as a cashier at the college bookstore on campus. She has some experience working part-time while in high school as a sales clerk and cashier at a trendy clothing store in her hometown.
Dear Bookstore Manager:
My name is Tina Gibbs and I am an incoming freshman at ABC State University set to start classes this fall. I am responding to the ad in the campus job bank for a position as a cashier at the ABC Campus Bookstore. I have experience working part-time for the past 2 years as a sales clerk and cashier at a women’s clothing store. The ad indicates that you are looking for students with some previous experience working as cashiers and that you are able to arrange work schedules around class schedules. This would be an excellent arrangement for me, particularly because my dorm is 2 blocks from the bookstore.
I am an extremely hard worker and dedicated to providing excellent customer service. I have experience operating cash registers, computers and optical price scanners. I am skilled at keeping up with inventory, arranging display windows and placing special orders for customers. I have excellent math skills along with experience maintaining all counter and office supplies. I am able to keep a cash drawer balanced, make proper change, accept personal checks and process credit card transactions in a secure manner. I have experience opening and closing a store, answering customer questions and handling refunds and exchanges as well.
My application and resume are attached along with a letter of reference from Ms. Cynthia Barker, the owner of XYZ Fashions where I worked as a cashier and sales clerk for the past 2 years.I hope you will review all of my information and contact me if you have questions or would like to discuss my experience and qualifications. I am available for a telephone or personal interview any time at your convenience and you may contact me on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email] Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.