Cover letter for a part-time job (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a part-time job.”

How to write a cover letter for a part-time job

To get a part-time 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 part-time 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 part-time job”

“Janet Dore

Cleveland, Ohio


December 17, 2022

Mary Song


23458 Azure Road

Cleveland, Ohio 29300

Dear Mary Song,

I’m excited to announce my candidacy for the position of Part-Time Singing Instructor at Songbirds. My name is Janet Dore, and I’m currently in my fourth year at Windy City University studying music education. I think I’d be a great Singing Instructor because I’m passionate about music, especially choral music. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an entry-level teaching position in which I can familiarize myself with teaching music.

I am currently majoring in music education. I have an extensive background in music theory, having been in choir throughout primary school, high school and college. This past summer, our school had weeklong workshops for students from a nearby high school who were interested in majoring in music. I taught a workshop on sight singing and developing perfect pitch. It was a fun experience, and afterward the school’s choir teachers picked several students to participate in the Windy City University Summer Concert, including me.

Thank you for considering my application for the position of Part-Time Singing Instructor. As a student of music, lifelong musician and with my teaching experience, I know I’d be a great fit for your organization. I’m available for an interview in the afternoon from Wednesday to Friday every week. My contact information is 312-655-5805. I look forward to learning about possible next steps.


Janet D”

Sample 2: “Cover letters for a part-time job”

“April 6, 2022

Jeremy Lee


Sarasota Saddlery

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee,

I am interested in the part-time position at Sarasota Saddlery, as advertised in The Sarasotian. I have extensive equine experience as I have worked with horses for over nine years. Not only have I shown and ridden horses, but I have also assisted in multiple barns. Through working with horses, I have acquired a thorough knowledge of horses, tack, and equine apparel for both horse and rider.

While I have equine experience, I also have excellent communication skills and an aptitude for customer service. My experience as a volunteer at Sarasota Hospital made it necessary for me to focus on providing quality customer service, and also enabled me to work with all types of people. I believe that my communication skills, partnered with my equine knowledge, would make me an asset to your company.

Thank you for your consideration. I can be reached at 111-111-1111 or I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Signature (hard copy letter)

Eric Anderson”

Sample 3: “Cover letters for a part-time job”

“Dear Mr Erby,

Having seen firsthand how you run your business, I am enthusiastic to apply for your advertised position of part-time Administration Assistant. With my passion for cycling, living sustainably and working in an inclusive environment, I think I would be a great fit within your team. 

I am currently working as an admin assistant in a sports shop in the area where I have gained considerable knowledge of the cycling industry in the last three years. I understand what it means to build a small business, to make and sustain contacts and to stay sane in the daily frenzy of customer demand.

My strongest skill set lies in the ability to communicate with customers and my efficient organisational talents. Last year, I helped my current employer to cut supplier costs by 5% by switching our marketing and printing services to the same business. As a result, our customer consolidation rose during the following quarter.

Thanks to my strong organisational workflows, I thrive when working under deadlines even while dealing with a heavy workload. However, I also can adjust quickly to new environments and daily tasks. I believe this is the best balance needed for part-time work, since complex tasks sometimes need to be left for days at a time and may have progressed. Therefore my ability to digest new information quickly would best suit this environment.

I would be delighted to have the opportunity to work with the York Cyclist in an environment that I have enjoyed as a customer. I hope to be able to speak further soon to discuss this role.

Yours Sincerely,

Maria Enei”

Sample 4: “Cover letters for a part-time job”

“Dear hiring manager,

I wish to apply for the role of Part-Time EA, currently being advertised on Please find enclosed my CV for your consideration. As you can see from my attached CV, I have over six years of experience in office administration, and I believe the knowledge and skills built up during this time make me the perfect candidate for the role.

I’m currently studying for my EA Diploma and looking for a position that will enable me to dedicate more time to my course whilst I build my skills. However, I am extremely flexible and happy to take on more work outside my contracted hours, wherever possible.

In my previous role as a full-time Office Administrator at Company Ltd, I was responsible for the reorganization and recategorization of the office filing system, as well as implementing a change in stationery supplier – which reduced costs in this area by over 20%.

I am confident that this experience, coupled with the modules I’m currently undertaking as part of my Diploma (including budgeting, business document production and event management), will have an immediate impact on the business and allow me to help Company Ltd build upon their reputation as the biggest supplier of paper and packaging solutions in the UK.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss my application further.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

[Your contact details]”

Sample 5: “Cover letters for a part-time job”

“Dear Mr. Harper,

I am interested in the part-time position Administrative position advertised in the Sunday edition of Biloxi News, and have submitted my qualifications in a recent copy of my resume.

Briefly, I have worked in professional Administrative Assistant positions for the past ten years, both for medical/dental environments. In this time, I was responsible for all incoming communications, prescriptions, med supplies, office supplies, and confirming of signed documents. Moreover, I was chief office manager in that I was responsible for the successful operations of all office needs, such as answering phones, checking voicemail, email communications, faxing, and sample submission. I feel this-in conjunction with my enthusiasm for the Chiropractic Care industry-well qualifies me for the open position as advertised.

I thank you very much for your consideration, and can be reached at (555)-555-5555 or (555)-555-5555. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


Wyatt Johnston”

Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a cover letter for a part-time job

How do I write a cover letter with no experience?

How to Write a Cover Letter With No Experience

  • Address the hiring manager by name.
  • Write an attention-grabbing opening paragraph.
  • Explain why you’re the best fit for the role.
  • Describe your relevant skills.
  • Mention your top achievements.

Do I need a cover letter?

Yes. A cover letter increases the chances of you getting hired; it sets you apart from other candidates with similar backgrounds and resumes.

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