Overview and Guidelines
Cover letters act as bodyguards to unit assistant resumes. They add a pleasing dimension to your presentation by allowing an employer to glimpse your personality and see how you use the language. Resumes are impersonal. Cover letters add spice to the somewhat impersonal record that your resume edicts.
Whether you are sending a cover letter physically or electronically, remember one thing – your cover letter is a self-promotion tool and is vital in helping you secure your employment future. Putting pen to pixels and writing that perfect cover letter is difficult though. Especially if you do not know what the whole deal is. Every employer is looking for something different in a cover letter. How would you know what a particular one wants when you have never met him before? You can’t. So the safest bet is to simply do your research, look through the job description in detail and make sure that you write content that you believe will be noticed by the employer.
The five hallmarks of a stand out cover letter are:
• Strong personalization
• High energy
• Relevant information
• Moderately informal
• Interesting content
If you cover letter portrays all this, you have done the job perfectly. And you can now move on to looking through cover letter samples to see if what you have written is in sync with what the experts advise:
548 Maple Street
New London, CT 62101
melissa @ email . com
October 10, 2015
Mr. Nathan Turner
Genesis Health System
46 Thames Street
New London, CT 66722
Dear Mr. Turner:
I am excited to learn of your job opening for a unit assistant because I have been searching for a facility just like Genesis Health System to make real use of my experience. In reviewing my resume, you will see that I possess all the attributes of a perfect match, from exceptional organization skills to deep insight into the workings of hospital units.
A small part of my qualifications is mentioned below:
• Demonstrated expertise in scheduling appointments and treatments in accordance to medical conditions and priority sequences
• Proficient in assembling patient care charts and preparing medical records forms required for admissions, referrals and dismissals
• Hands-on experience in maintaining unit files, transporting supplies and specimens and coordinating efforts with medical agencies to schedule patient services
Resumes are notoriously limited in the information they convey so I suggest that we meet in person so that I can provide you with further details. I will contact your office next week to obtain a meeting time. In the interim, please call me at (222) 222-2222 if you need any further information.
Thank you for your time and consideration.