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Cover letter for a post office job (5 samples)

Amanda Knowles

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This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a post office job.”

How to write a cover letter for a post office job

To get a post office job, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a cover letter for a post office job, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you're interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letters for a post office job”

“Hannah Ziegler

Waters, MN

777-888-9999

hannah.ziegler@email.com

March 1, 2020

Leo Mitchell

Hiring Manager

U.S. Postal Service

5678 Lily Road

Waters, MN

Dear Mr. Mitchell,

My name is Hannah Ziegler, and I am excited to share my interest in the postal clerk position at the U.S. Postal Service. I found this opportunity on your website and was thrilled to learn that my background in customer service and office management aligns well with the job requirements.

As a business graduate from Illinois University, I trained in interacting with various customers and properly organizing their information in a computer database. My most recent role as a sales associate at PackItUp gave me valuable experience handling packages and processing orders. I also served several business owners, which gave me a better understanding of how vital a reliable mailing system is for employers. I believe these experiences strengthened my customer service skills and gave me a solid understanding of product distribution.

I believe I am a strong candidate for the postal clerk position because I help customers quickly while maintaining friendly interaction. I am very passionate about connecting people through mail delivery services and find receiving a package or letter extremely meaningful. I hope to learn more about how the postal service works, and I would love the opportunity to contribute my communication skills to assist new customers in learning about digital services.

Thank you for considering my application, and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Hannah Ziegler”

Sample 2: “Cover letters for a post office job”

“James J. Walton

2783 Griffin Street

Phoenix, AZ 85003

313-835-4424

jamesjwalton@email.com

Phoenix, 5/26/2021

Eleanor Frandsen

Head of Recruitment

United States Postal Service

4949 E Van Buren St Rm 187

Phoenix, AZ 85026

Dear Eleanor,

Attached you will find my resume for the postal worker position at the United States Postal Service. As soon as 6 months after I had joined the USPS in Flagstaff, AZ, the district manager awarded me with the Certificate of Appreciation for my contribution to the improvement of route logistics, leading to cutting the delivery time by ~1.5 hours a day. 

In Flagstaff, I kept an unblemished driving record while delivering mail to residences, businesses, and institutions 6 days a week. I also met the schedule for mail pick-ups and returns with a 100% success rate. Lastly, I maintained a spotless mail delivery log with over 1K entries.

I am confident that my critical-thinking skills and operational efficiency make me an ideal candidate for the post. As a rooter for building trusting relationships with the local community, I will make the USPS drive for the client-first approach happen.

Let us schedule a meeting this week to discuss how I can contribute my strengths to the postal services in Phoenix, AZ.

Kind regards,

James J. Walton”

Sample 3: “Cover letters for a post office job”

“Dear Ms. Mcpeek,

I am applying for a job as a Postal Worker with Oldcastle APG Inc and I have included my resume with a complete look at my work history and education.

I understand the responsibility of this position and I am fully capable of handling this job. I took the postal exam shortly after graduating and I am very excited about the idea of working for the postal service.

I have experience working with customers and running a cash register, so I have the ability to work in the front when needed and I always provide excellent service. I can answer questions, collect mail and sell stamps, boxes and other items. I also have the ability to work in the warehouse collecting and sorting the mail to be delivered.

I have an excellent driving record and I know the area well. Therefore, I can also deliver the mail and learning the route would be easy. I have the physical strength to lift heavy packages or mailbags and I am available six days a week. I am also flexible enough to work different positions, so I can work as a fill in for others when they take vacations or when on sick leave if needed.

I can sort and distribute mail quickly and with accuracy. I can also learn distribution procedures in a fast and efficient manner. I have great interpersonal skills and I get along with everyone. I am a fast learner who is self-motivated and dependable.

Please call (555)-555-5555 to set up an interview to discuss this position in person.

Respectfully,

Willie Veliz

Willie Veliz”

Sample 4: “Cover letters for a post office job”

“Dear Ms. Williams:

With this letter and the enclosed resume, I would like to express my sincere interest in joining your team at the Viceroy Central Post Office as your next postal worker. With key experience performing a diverse range of tasks in busy post offices to maximize accuracy, efficiency, and customer satisfaction, I possess the knowledge and qualifications that will allow me to contribute toward the success of your location’s business.

My background includes performing a wide array of responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in postal operations, machinery, mail sorting, and products. Furthermore, I have maintained a stellar record of reliability and punctuality over the past 10 years, even earning recognition as “Employee of the Month” on 11 different occasions. Additionally, my success in motivating and working effectively with my coworkers positions me to make a significant contribution to the Viceroy Central Post Office.

The following highlights demonstrate my qualifications for this position:

Excelling as a postal worker for the past 10 years with the Lombard Street Post Office and Kennedy Post Office, respectively

Bundling and sorting mail, forwarding letters and packages, recovering lost parcels, collecting letters, selling stamps, and operating automated sorting equipment

Interacting professionally and courteously with customers, serving as a periodic cashier and ensuring friendly and timely service during peak business hours

Demonstrating dynamic analytical, problem-solving, troubleshooting, and communication abilities, as well as a keen attention to detail and deadlines

My dedication to optimizing post office operations, along with my proven ability to provide an exceptional level of customer service, will contribute immensely to the success of the Viceroy Central Post Office. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Fred L. Heim”

Sample 5: “Cover letters for a post office job”

“Dear Mr./Ms.,

I am excited to express my interest in the role of Postal Worker at your firm. With more than 3 years of experience in a similar domain, I have developed a comprehensive knowledge of the field processes and gained role-specific skill sets.

Outlining some of my current job responsibilities for your consideration:

  • Sorting of mail and parcels on the basis of locations.
  • Deliver the parcels/mail to the assigned locations.
  • Ensure to take the consignee’s signature at the time of delivery.
  • Operate postal equipment to label the parcels, put a timestamp, etc.
  • Maintain the postage supplies such as ink, stamps, etc.
  • Adhere to postal regulatory guidelines.

Apart from the duties mentioned above, I am skilled in professionally communicating with clients and possess incredible time management and organizational skills. Therefore, I believe I am the ideal fit for the position.

Thank you for walking through my job application. My enclosed resume will share an advanced knowledge of my coursework and work history. I am hoping to have an opportunity to discuss my value for the firm.

Best Regards,

[Your Name]”

Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a cover letter for a post office job

What skills are the post office looking for?

Qualities of postal service worker:

  • Customer-service skills.
  • Physical stamina. 
  • Physical strength.

How do I begin my cover letter?

How to start a cover letter

  • Convey enthusiasm for the company.
  • Highlight a mutual connection. 
  • Express a passion for what you do. 
  • Tell a creative story.
  • Start with a belief statement.

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Citations

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/post-office-cover-letter#:~:text=Post%20office%20cover%20letter%20template&text=My%20name%20is%20%5Bname%5D%2C,well%20with%20the%20job%20requirements.
https://zety.com/blog/usps-cover-letter-example
https://www.greatsampleresume.com/cover-letter/examples/shipping/postal-worker
https://www.jobhero.com/cover-letter/examples/shipping/postal-worker
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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.