Job Application Cover Letter for High School Students

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 07:46 pm

Cover letter for high school students – with and without work experience

This is an ideal cover letter for high school students applying for jobs. Cover letters may not be possible in many cases as employers (e.g. MacDonald’s or Burger King) require you to submit only the application form and resume. However, whenever you have the opportunity to submit a cover letter together with the job application, make sure that you do it as cover letters are a way for you to express your strengths and suitability for the job.

Cover letter for high school students with work experience

This cover letter adopts a formal letter style with the address of the writer at top right hand corner of the letter and the name, position and address of the contact person below that on the left side of the letter.

[Your name]

[Your address]

[Your contact and email]

[Contact Person’s Name]

[Position of the Contact Person (if available]

[Employer Business Name]

[Employer Address]

1 January 20xx

Dear Mr XX (or Ms XX),

Application for position of retail assistant

I am very interested in the position of retail assistant for XX Company which was advertised on your website (www.companywebsite.com) on [date of advertisement].

I have had previous experience working for Kmart and am positive that I have the administrative and customer service skills and experience required for the position, including:

  • communications with customers in a friendly and knowledgeable manner;
  • use of a cash register and credit card terminal;
  • working within a team environment;
  • participation in a customer service induction and training program; and
  • learning new tasks and adapting to a range of work situations.

I believe that I would be excellent for the position and would be very keen to promote the product lines carried in your store as I frequently shop at your store due to the variety and quality of product lines available.

My resume and the application form are enclosed with this letter for your review.

I look forward to your positive reply.

Yours sincerely,

_________________

[Your name]

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Cover letter for high school students without work experience

This cover letter adopts a formal letter style with the address of the writer at top right hand corner of the letter and the name, position and address of the contact person below that on the left side of the letter.

[Your name]

[Your address]

[Your contact and email]

[Contact Person’s Name]

[Position of the Contact Person (if available]

[Employer Business Name]

[Employer Address]

1 January 20xx

Dear Mr XX (or Ms XX),

Application for position of retail assistant

I am very interested in the position of retail assistant for XX Company which was advertised on your website (www.companywebsite.com) on [date of advertisement].

I believe that I have the customer service skills necessary for the position gained through my school training programs, including:

  • participation in a leadership course for the Venturers;
  • working within a team environment through participation in youth camps and in the Venturers;
  • communications with the public as a volunteer in a school based volunteering program; and
  • learning new tasks and adapting to a range of work situations.

I believe that I would be excellent for the position and would be very keen to promote the product lines carried in your store as I frequently shop at your store due to the variety and quality of product lines available.

My resume and the application form are enclosed with this letter for your review.

I look forward to your positive reply.

Yours sincerely,

_________________

[Your name]