The word “relevant” is something that you will come across many times when you look for information on cover letter writing. The reason is simple – a cover letter that is not relevant to the position that an individual is applying for, never gets read past the first sentence. Cover letters are strong indicators of candidates’ ability to understand instructions. If you have read an advertisement for a job but still end up writing irrelevantly, well, the problem lies at your end.
When an employer picks up a cover letter, he is hoping that he won’t have to guess things. He will want a clear picture of why you have bothered to write to him and what you want to achieve from your communication. The best way you can make sure that you do this is by reading and rereading the requirements of the employer in the advertisement that he has posted. Making notes will help. Matching your abilities to the employers’ needs will help further. Since the idea behind writing a cover letter is to get the employer interested in hiring you, you need to come out on top of all other candidates for the job.
The following clinical research nurse cover letter sample can help you build a relevant one of your own:
547 6th Street South
Seaford, DE 42144
September 26, 2016
Mr. Dean Grafton
112 Spine Avenue
Seaford, DE 01125
Dear Mr. Grafton:
Having previously worked as a clinical research nurse at Bayside Surgical Hospital, I believe that I am fit to provide my input to the present clinical studies to develop a drug for common chronic illnesses, at Mercy Hospital. With over 7 years of experience in evaluating new protocols for study feasibilities, along with demonstrated expertise in preparing sites and subjects for conducting clinical trial studies, I am positively the best person you can hire at this stage of the program.
Please refer to the following areas of expertise, which will provide you with a greater view of my abilities:
• Highly experienced in ensuring that clinical study trials protocols are appropriately implemented.
• Competent in determining if patients / subjects meet protocol inclusion criteria.
• Deeply familiar with performing initial assessments with clinical teams to review patients’ / subjects’ conditions, readiness and eligibility for study enrollment.
If you refer to the enclosed reports of clinical researches that I have been involved in, I am sure that you will be interested in a face to face meeting. I will contact you at the end of the month to follow up with this letter. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at (000) 142-4541 if you need further information.