How to describe supervisory experience in a cover letter

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How to describe supervisory experience in a cover letter
You need to write a cover letter to apply for some jobs. (professional image by Andrey Kiselev from Fotolia.com)

No matter what type of job you're applying for, supervisor experience is a positive qualification to highlight on your resume and cover letter. Potential employers will likely be interested in knowing that you can handle certain responsibilities that come with being a supervisor and managing other employees. Even if the job you're applying for isn't a supervisor position, it shows that you are capable of moving into that role at some point. You should describe your supervisor experience on your cover letter when you apply for a job.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Read over the job description for the position you're applying for very carefully. Pick out any job duties or responsibilties that are listed that you completed while working as a supervisor.

  2. 2

    Mention your supervisor experience in your first paragraph, along with a brief explanation of the job you're applying for, as well as the career fields you have experience in.

  3. 3

    Describe your supervisor experience in the second paragraph of your cover letter. In the second paragraph, go into more detail about your job duties, responsiblities and accomplishments as a supervisor. Be sure to use the information you found while reviewing the job description to show the potential employer that you've had similar experience to the job you're applying for.

  4. 4

    Use specific examples when describing your supervisor experience. Instead of stating that you supervised employees at your company, for example, say that you supervised 10 employees in the marketing department.

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