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Electricians are experts in the installation, inspection, and testing of electrical systems. Highly sought at home and in the workplace, strong technical skills are key to a successful career as an electrician but to get your foot in the door, you’ll also have to craft a convincing cover letter.
This guide will show you:
Not all electrician jobs will be the same, and you must tailor your cover letter accordingly. To do this, study the job description carefully and pick out some of the key responsibilities and desirable skills to discuss in your cover letter. You’ll want to focus on role-specific hard skills in your cover letter. These include:
You should also reference some of your soft skills. These include:
Try to cover at least three skills mentioned in the job description. In the sample above, the candidate chooses to discuss their expertise in electrical installation and blueprint reading as well as their leadership skills.
Present this information clearly so that the hiring manager can easily contact you should they wish to progress your application to the next stage.
Unless the job posting explicitly says not to, always include a cover letter alongside your electrician CV. Writing a cover letter is a key part of your job search and is your chance to tailor your application to the job role. It’s also a good opportunity to explain any gaps on your CV.
Your cover letter should be about 3/4 of a page or 250–400 words. If you’re struggling to keep to this length, then use an electrician cover letter template from our cover letter builder tool. This will provide you with a set structure that’s proven to impress recruiters.
If you don’t have much experience as an electrician, then you can still use the example above as a template. In place of professional work experience, feature any experience you have as an apprentice, or an internship, that features skills that can apply to the job. Follow the same structure and tailor your skills to the needs of the role.
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