Sample Barber Cover Letter

Notice how the applicant in this barber cover letter focuses on his ability to trim hair, give shaves, and cut beards. He distinguishes himself from a hairdresser whose business is generally restricted to cutting, dyeing, styling hair, and giving permanents. Barbers often focus on cutting men's hair in particular. This man's previous experience has given him a good chance to land the job. All barber cover letters need to include specifics in order to attract a hiring manager.

Rodney Mansfield
303 Parker Drive
Any Town, USA 33333

May 5, 2006

Mr. Robert Christianson
General Manager
Hopkins Hotel
22 Blake Street
Any Town, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Christianson:

I am in the market for the very job you listed on JobBankUSA.com. I would love to work in and manage the barbershop in your hotel. I've been a barber for fifteen years in a shop in Any Town but I feel ready now to oversee other barbers in a prestigious location such as Hopkins Hotel. In fact, that is my purpose for writing this cover letter--to apply for the job.

I hope you will consider meeting me to talk about how I can bring my talent and experience as well as my customer service skills to this opening. Please call me at 678-567-0909 to set up an appointment. I would welcome coming to your office at the hotel at a time that is convenient for you.


Rodney Mansfield

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