A cashier in any business, whether they meet the general public or suppliers, needs to be knowledgeable about handling money in all its forms such as checks, credit cards, cash, coupons and vouchers. However, they also need to understand the requirements for good customer service because, in some cases, they provide the personal face of the company. In this capacity, they need to be able to interact with customers in a friendly and welcoming manner. The job of a cashier can be repetitive, and the cashier needs to remain cheerful and friendly to each customer. A good cashier cover letter will help the applicant get past the first stage of screening and on to the possibility of an interview.
Any resume needs to be accompanied by a cover letter. The employer will read the cover letter first before deciding whether or not to look at the resume. If the cashier cover letter gives the impression of an enthusiastic and experienced person, there is a better chance the employer will interview the applicant. If the applicant has experience in several different types of businesses as cashier, for example, a fast food outlet, clothing retail store and a beauty salon, it would be worth mentioning that they can handle the money of any type of business.
The cover letter may have personal facts that are not listed in the resume. It is the opportunity for the applicant to list any special reasons why they would be good for the job. They may have years of experience in the food industry or home furnishing industry and understand the mind-set of the customers. For example, the resume may say, 10 years’ experience in the clothing retail business, but the cover letter can say, I love fashion and have been helping women select clothing for the past 10 years.
Some tips for writing a persuasive cashier cover letter are:
• The letter should be short and to the point. No more than one page.
• The sentences should also be short.
• The letter should be written on the same paper as the resume and use the same font and header.
• The font should be easy to read and not larger than 12pt or smaller than 10pt.
• The letter should be included with the resume.
• The letter should be typed in formal business-letter style and not handwritten
In many establishments, cashiers are required to perform tasks that are not directly connected with money. Some examples are: gift-wrapping and bagging items, answering inquiries about the merchandise and prices, answering questions about the location of certain products in the store, maintaining a clean working area and being fluent in several languages. It may also be an advantage if the applicant is knowledgeable in the product of the company. For example, if they are applying for a position in a car dealership, it would be a bonus if they also knew a bit about auto mechanics or the features of the cars being sold.
By Andre Bradley