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.
Here are sample cashier cover letters. It should be written in formal business-letter style and sent by certified mail along with any application form and the applicant’s resume.
The letter should be addressed to the hiring manager or employer’s name, which can be gotten by calling the employer and asking. If it is not possible to get the name, the letter can be addressed to Dear Sir/Madam.
Example 1 - Cashier Cover Letter
Name of Applicant
Address of Applicant
City, State, Zip Code
Name of Employer
Name of Business
Address of Business
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Name of Employer:
I am applying for the job of cashier in Name of Bakery. I learned from my mother, Name of Mother, who frequents your bakery that you are looking for a new cashier and I believe I would be good at the job. I have worked as a cashier in Name of Business supplying organic produce to restaurants and individuals. I not only have experience in handling money, I also understand the needs for fresh ingredients in the bakery business.
I am proficient in Spanish as well as English and am experienced in several accounting software applications. I am confident I could handle whatever cashier and accounting requirements you have. I am also familiar with handling credit cards, food stamps, coupons, special promotions and cash. I have always had a balanced cash drawer at the end of my shift.
I understand that happy customers always return. I enjoy working directly with customers and making sure they get what they want, and I have also worked with suppliers, so I know how to handle supplier’s invoices. I would like to meet you at a time convenient for you to discuss the position and my qualities in detail. I can be reached at Phone Number or at Email Address.
Thank you for considering my application.
Signature of Applicant
Printed Name of Applicant
List of Enclosures: resume
Example 2 - Cashier Cover Letter
8976 Cinder Wood Way
Worthington, Ohio 43081
September 3, 2015
Worthington Hills Country Club
1945 Worthington Galena Rd
Worthington, Ohio 43081
Subject: Cashier Position
Dear Ms. Radcliff,
I am applying for the position of head cashier as seen in The Worthington Newspaper. As you can see from my resume, which I have attached for your review, I have ample experience in working in cash handling and customer service. I believe that a good cashier not only rings their customers out effectively, but also takes time to briefly interact with each one. I enjoy working as a cashier, as you get to work with the public and I enjoy the diversity that each day holds.
As a driven person, I don’t mind working hard. I have enjoyed the country club with my family for many years and the ability to be a member of the fine staff would be an honor. I like the fact that this company has been in business for more than thirty years, an established company means job security. I would like to work for a great company that has a tremendous reputation in our community.
I have more than 10 years of experience in being a cashier. I have amazing references and have always been punctual and shown good attendance. I enjoy working outside the home and hope that my resume would be what you are looking for in your next cashier. With my cash handling experience and my customer service skills, I feel I would be the perfect fit. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss this position further.
By Andre Bradley