Many students, still enrolled in college programs are required to obtain experience through an externship. This makes for great experience – and some challenges. The latter includes deciding what to write in a cover letter when applying for an externship. After all, it is probably their first ever cover letter and let’s not kid ourselves, even the most experienced of us get the jitters when writing a cover letter! So you cannot really blame the rookies, right?
Right! Let’s provide some support here. For one, a cover letter is certainly not anything to be scared of. It is the single most important document in a job application set that is bound to make an impression if nothing else does. So it stands to reason that a cover letter has to be special. To apply for an externship program, you have to tell the employer why he should hire you and not the student who sits three rows behind you!
Jokes apart, you cannot make a positive impression if you do not know how to sell your skills and qualifications through a cover letter. Apart from job-related information, one has to possess great communication skills, and part of these will be made obvious through a good cover letter. Half the battle won! Let’s start here…
857 Some Street
Spring Green, WI 52411
Jessica @ email . com
July 1, 2016
Mr. Tim Allen
Interpath Medical Hospital
88 W Jefferson Street
Spring Green, WI 44449
Dear Mr. Allen:
Out of the 12 high-end laboratories that are on the panel of Spring Green Medical School’s externship programs, I have come to the conclusion that Interpath Medical Hospital’s laboratory is the one that I want to work with. But my conclusions are not based on mere wagering on the best – I have followed your facility’s work for over 28 months now and can vouch for its commitment to maintaining medical processes in a safe and secure manner.
At this point in time, I am interested in obtaining a phlebotomy externship at your hospital. I am confident that I will not be the only one who will benefit from this liaison. Please refer to the list of qualifications that I offer:
• Deeply familiar with performing blood draws competently and expediently, with as little patient discomfort as possible.
• Exceptionally well-versed in following procedures to label and record test procedures and file associated paperwork.
• Demonstrated knowledge of volume of blood required for each procedure and ensuring that all contaminated tools are properly disposed of.
With deep insight into following standard phlebotomy procedures and protocols, and an inherent ability to perform laboratory procedures with precision, I am positive that I will be a good addition to your team. I am excited about making a contribution to this position and I am positive that you will not regret talking to me. I will be in touch to set a meeting time. Until then, you may reach me at (000) 235-9652.