Part-Time Job Cover Letter and Email Samples

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When you are applying for part-time positions, you should follow the same procedures as you would if the position was full-time. You need to put the same care and attention into your resume and cover letter as you would when applying for a full-time job.

What to Include in the Letter

Begin your letter with a polite salutation to the hiring manager. If you have a contact name, be sure to use it.

  • In your first paragraph, introduce yourself, and express your interest in the position.
  • Your second paragraph is where you specify your qualifications, and make correlations between your skills and the requirements of the job.
  • You can include a third paragraph with your follow up plan, and end with a professional closing.

More: Cover Letter Paragraph Guidelines

Printed Letters vs. Email Messages

In a written letter, you would include your contact information at the beginning, preceding the employer’s information. If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation.

Sample Cover Letter For a Part-Time Job

The following is an example of a cover letter written to apply for a part-time job.

Your Name
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number


Contact Name
City, State, Zip Code


Dear Hiring Manager,

I am interested in the part-time position at Sarasota Saddlery advertised in The Sarasotian.

I have equine experience as I have been around horses for over nine years. Not only have I shown and ridden horses, but I have also had extensive experience assisting in a barn. 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 past 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.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Sample Email Cover Letter for a Part-Time Job #1

The following is an example of a part-time job cover letter sent via email.

Subject: Part-Time Position - Your Name

Dear Mr. Lastname,

I am interested in the part-time sales associate position at XYZ Company. I read the posting on Monster with interest, and I feel that my experience would be valuable to your firm.

My communication skills, organizational ability, and attention to detail are assets that I have been able to utilize in my previous sales positions.

I have extensive retail experience, having worked at small boutiques as well as large department stores. In my last position, I was recognized for my contribution to a 10% yearly increase in sales in my department. 

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you regarding this position. I am available flexible hours, and I believe that you would find me to be an asset to your company.


Firstname Lastname

Sample Email Cover Letter for a Part-Time Job #2

Subject: Office Assistant - Your Name

Email Message:

Dear Ms. LastName,

I am interested in applying for the office assistant position that was listed on CareerBuilder.

I have experience in scheduling appointments, communications with clients, and I am familiar with a variety of phone systems. My communication skills are excellent and I have training on a variety of software programs and systems.

I believe that I would be an asset to your office. This position would provide me with the ideal opportunity to assist at your organization and to expand my administrative skills.

My schedule is flexible, and I would be available to work at your convenience.

I hope to schedule an interview at a mutually convenient time. I look forward to speaking with you.

Thank you for your consideration.


FirstName LastName
123 Any Street
Anytown, CT 11112
Cell: 555-124-1245

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