Often, it is our lack of perception, and not lack of ability which leaves us in the woods where cover letter writing is concerned. Regardless of the position for which you are applying, a cover letter needs to be an insightful document, which tells a recruiter that you are worth an interview.
Time is one of the biggest constraints of any hiring manager, who has to look through many, sometimes hundreds of resumes and cover letters to figure out just one employee that is worth the hassle. To make things easier for him or her, it is imperative that the cover letter which you write is as near as possible to what he or she is looking for. But to do this, you have to do one thing. Research. Research the position, the person who will most probably be reading your cover letter and the company where you intend to work eventually. And this is what your cover letter should look like:
74 Alpine Drive
Scottsburg, IN 54114
April 6, 2017
Mr. William Langden
Human Resource Manager
55 Peterson Road
Scottsburg, IN 25881
Dear Mr. Langden:
Impressed by the contributions that Dental Habitat has made to the community in terms of patient education and delivery of exceptional dental services, I would like to offer my resume (enclosed) to be considered for Dentist Intern position at your facility. I was part of the audience panel at the Indiana Dental Conference that was held at The Orange Tube in December last year, and was very impressed by your knowledge of dental works and the way you articulated the need for oral hygiene education in the community.
As a recently graduated dentist, with all required licensures to work in the state of Indiana, I am sure that my credentials will be of high interest to you. Having recently completed the required 12 month internship / training session with Dental Aesthetics, I am now well-versed in handling a variety of standard and complex dental procedures, including scaling and cleaning, fixing dentures and bridges, and performing root canals. Often referred to as “painless dentist” by my fellow interns who were quite impressed with the way I handled assigned dental procedures, I am sure that your facility would not mind bringing on-board one more professional in the field.
You have mentioned “the ability to provide education to patients regarding dental / oral care” as one of the prerequisites to being considered for the position. To satisfy this point, I would like to meet with you in person to provide you with deep insight into the patient education directives I have taken up in the past, and how I have been successful in teaching an entire school the merits of good oral hygiene. I will call your office to arrange for a meeting time soon and can be contacted at (666) 666-6666 if you would like any further information or documentation to affirm my claims of job suitability.