You cannot make anything absolutely perfect – but you can bring anything as near perfection as possible.
Near-perfection is what employers look for. When a hiring manager picks up your cover letter, he has high expectations from you, but he won’t expect you to have written everything that he wants to read. However, if you can write as close to what he wants to read, you will be called in for an interview without much thinking on the hiring manager’s part!
It is not all that easy to read an employer’s mind. How can you when you have never even met him? Or know who he is! It is simple – a hiring manager will put whatever he wants in an employee in the advertisement. So it is up to you to decipher what he wants by reading the advertisement with great care. Pick up power words that describe what an employer wants in an employee, and then use them in your cover letter. If by any chance your cover letter is scanned by an ATS, the keywords you have used will help it through the system.
To see how this can be done, have a look at the following cover letter sample:
65 West Street
Soap Lake, WA 51102
s.hall @ email . com
January 4, 2017
Mr. Caleb Horton
Providence Health and Care
4002 Tubber Road
Soap Lake, WA 73915
Dear Mr. Horton:
Presently working as a successful Rehabilitation Nurse at AA Clinic, I am interested in providing the same level of dedication to Providence Health and Care, which I am quite popular for at my current workplace. Once you go through my resume, I am positive that you will agree that I am great contender to work as a rehabilitation nurse at your facility.
The crux of my abilities includes:
• Demonstrated ability to assess patients’ conditions and provide deep insight into creating and implementing core rehabilitation programs for them.
• First-hand experience in developing patient-centered plans of care that align with the priorities and plans developed by the attending physician.
• Exceptionally talented at improving the quality of patients’ lives by encouraging them and assisting them in reaching physical and emotional milestones.
• Proven record of responsibly promoting patient safety and comfort by ensuring that all departmental policies and procedures are followed.
I am excited at the prospect of working at Providence Health and Care, and it would be a pleasure to meet with you in person to provide additional information about my candidature. I will call to set a meeting time that is convenient for you. Or you could reach me at (000) 777-2541 if you require further information.