If you're struggling to start your cover letter, here are 6 different variations that have worked for others, along with why they worked. Use them as inspiration for your introductory paragraph.
Growing up, my father's collection of architectural models of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's (SOM) iconic buildings fascinated me, sparking my passion for the construction industry. Now, with years of experience managing administration and operations under my belt, I can think of no better place to apply my skills and contribute to the legacy of innovative structures than as a Construction Office Manager at SOM.
During my last vacation, I was fortunate to stay at a Bechtel-built eco-resort, where I marvelled at how the structure seamlessly blended into the natural surroundings. It was a great reminder of why I fell in love with the construction industry. As an experienced Office Manager, the Construction Office Manager role at Bechtel offers me the perfect opportunity to combine my expertise in administration and my passion for sustainable construction.
As a frequent visitor of the Stantec designed art center in my hometown, I have always been inspired by the company's ability to create spaces that promote creativity and enrich the local community. With my background in managing administrative processes and high-performing teams, I am eager to help shape the future of such projects as a Construction Office Manager at Stantec.
After attending a fascinating presentation on Fluor Corporation's 'Inside Out' construction methodology, I knew that I wanted to be part of a team that pushes the boundaries of innovation within the construction industry. As an experienced Office Manager, I believe my skillset would greatly contribute to the continued success of Fluor's groundbreaking projects in the Construction Office Manager role.
The Jacobs Engineering Bridge Replacement Program in my hometown transformed a once-congested area into a seamless commute for thousands of residents. Witnessing such a meaningful impact on a community has inspired me to contribute my skills as an Office Manager to a company that genuinely cares about improving people's lives, and the Construction Office Manager role at Jacobs Engineering is the perfect opportunity to do just that.