Sample Hand Bookbinder Cover Letter

Notice how the applicant in this hand bookbinder cover letter focuses on her ability to do something few people do today-and that is bind specialty books by hand. It is an art and craft that is not easy to find in this age when technology is fast replacing the hand arts. She does a good job, however, of making a case for her ability and for the importance of this craft. All hand bookbinder cover letters need to include this kind of essential information in order to attract a hiring manager.

Jane Jobseeker
303 East Cliff Drive
Any Place, USA 33333

June 5, 2006

Mr. Ron Augustine
Personnel Manager
Specialty Books, Inc.
22 Block Drive
Any Town, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Augustine:

I am in the market for a job as a hand bookbinder. I know many people consider this to be a dying art, but I don't agree. There are still men and women who choose a beautifully hand-bound book for themselves, to pass on to their heirs, or to give as a gift for a special occasion.

I have been binding books by hand for over twenty years. It started as a hobby and has since become a passion that I have turned into a small industry. The purpose of this cover letter is to introduce myself and my talent and to ask if I might meet you in person to show you how I could add a new dimension to your business at Specialty Books.

Perhaps you already have a team of hand bookbinders and need another. Or perhaps you would consider hiring me to start such a department. Can we meet in person to discuss this possibility? Please call me at 678-567-0909 to set up an appointment. I would love to speak with you at your office and bring samples of my hand-bound books.


Jane Jobseeker

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