Mike Straight 105 Crabapple Lane Atlanta, GA 30041 (678)763-5555 MStraight105@gmail.com
April 10, 2014
Joseph Stanton Human Resources Manager Hartsfield Airport Security 25 MLK Avenue Atlanta, GA 30041
I received an email from the HR department with a list of career opportunities and I’d like to express my interest in the Airport Security Officer position at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Please see my resume attached for details of my experience and qualification.
I believe my abilities and qualifications meet the job requirements mentioned in the job posting. During the last two years I have worked at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport as a baggage handler while studying to obtain my Associate’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Georgia Perimeter College. My experience working as a baggage handler has given me a unique insight into the communication methods and internal function of the airport as well as improved my communication skills, developed my ability to maintain a tranquil disposition during serious time constraints, work efficiently under pressure, and work effectively within a team environment.
My Associate’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management has given me important knowledge pertaining to international crime, civil defense, and emergency preparedness; an education which can help me to become an invaluable airport security officer. I am confident that the combination of my past work experience and my newly obtained degree has adequately prepared me to be a productive member of the Hartsfield-Jackson TSA team.
Please call me at (678)742-5555 or e-mail me at MStraight105@gmail.com to arrange a convenient time to further discuss my background in relation to the position available. Thank you for your time and consideration, I look forward to hearing from you.
Most airport security jobs don’t require a certain type of degree (high school education/GED is usually the basic requirement) because you receive specific training once you’re hired. This means it’s very important to show off the experiences and qualifications you’ve acquired that make you the best choice for the job. If you have obtained a degree, for example an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security, it can really make you stand out against other applicants, so if you have a special degree pertaining to security make sure to mention it!
The key with this type of cover letter is to demonstrate specific experiences and skills that show you are a reliable, responsible, and effective security officer. Maybe you haven’t worked in an airport or as a security guard but you’ve worked as a volunteer fireman, EMT, life guard, or other positions that involve working under pressure and/or being responsible for the safety of other people—make sure to include anything that shows you can handle the job!
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