Dear Ms. Maddox,
I am seeking a position as a Cocktail Server at your restaurant for a couple of reasons. First, I know I could benefit from the challenges of working in an upscale environment, such as yours; and second, because I am a long time customer of your establishment, and love what you offer your customers. For these reasons, I have included my resume for your consideration.
I saw your advertisement in the Chicago Tribune, and knew I had found the right opportunity for me. As you will see from my resume, I have approximately five years as a Cocktail Server at Hotel Adolphus, with a normal shift customer load of 150 guests per night. My duties included: outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills, lightning turnaround speed, knowledge of bar drinks, and ability to get quick refills. As a Cocktail Server, I have a number of regular customers that come to the restaurant looking for just me. I look to bring this talent for serving people to your restaurant.
If you find my experience intriguing, I ask that you contact me at (555)-555-5555 to arrange a meeting. Thanks so much for your time and consideration.