Overview and Guidelines
Conservatively styled letters are not dead, despite the loosening of collars in the new wave of job letters. In some buttoned-down industries such as banking, medicine and government service, they are still preferred. This is because they are persuasively and expertly written to satisfy the tastes of hiring managers in these industries.
However, as creativity and technology advance, new hiring circles like the fact that job letters have morphed into an extended family of hard-hitting messages, that are designed to influence hiring managers into seeing and treating you as a professional. So even if conventionally written job letters are not yet dead, you might want to play it safe and go along with what contemporary cover letter writing experts say. Unless, of course, you are absolutely sure that your new era job letter writing efforts will be spurned by the hiring manager!
The importance of a standard job letter is immense – hiring manager prefer to receive resumes that have cover letters complementing them. The “set” is what they are interested in – a standalone document does not have that massive an effect. Punters give an interesting analogy – not sending in your resume with a cover letter is like not shaking hands when you meet someone for the first time. Not including a cover letter means that you are missing out on an opportunity to impress a hiring manager.
A new era cover letter for a nurse technician resume is given below for your reference:
October 15, 2015
Ms. Diane Jenkins
8263 N Tuxedo Road
Indianapolis, IN 58741
Dear Mrs. Jenkins:
Preparing to respond to your advertisement for a nurse technician position at Memorial Healthcare, I came across the information that the hospital management intends to open a cardiac unit very soon. Serendipity! As an experienced nurse technician, my eventual goal is providing support to patients within a cardiac unit. I believe that fate has brought us together and that both of us should explore what we can offer to each other.
As a nurse technician at your hospital, I offer the following qualifications:
• Hands-on experience in operating cardiac monitors and electrocardiographs with extreme precision
• Demonstrated expertise in providing personal care to patients by ensuring that their dignity is maintained
• Competent in observing patients for changes in condition and responding to emergency situations in a prompt and efficient manager
I will call you soon to set up an interview which I am sure will provide you with further detail into my suitability for the job. Until then, you may contact me at (777) 777-7777.
Thank you for your time and consideration.