Many job seekers often succumb to writer’s block when they sit down to prepare their cover letter. If it happens to you, do not worry too much about it as it is completely normal. When you see yourself struggling with what words and phrases to use in the your cover letter, you may want to step back, take a deep breath and then think through your career goals. This always helps, as you cannot write at your best if you don’t know which direction you want to go into.
One way of overcoming this block is to make some notes before you begin writing your cover letter. Some questions that you may ask yourself include:
• Whom do you picture reading your cover letter?
• Which qualities do you want to place emphasis on?
• Why will your letter be interesting to the hiring manager?
• Which benefits do you bring to the table?
• What special skills and talents do you have that set you apart from other people applying for the same job?
Do you know that by answering all these questions, you have actually created a cover letter unknowingly? Come on, now. Let’s move on to how we can structure this information:
633 West Street
Florence, KY 56259
August 21, 2016
Mr. Craig Sean
Florence Primary Care
88 Beemer Road
Florence, KY 25212
Dear Mr. Sean:
Working as a front office receptionist for over 5 years, for one of the largest medical facilities in Kentucky – Grey’s Medical World – I believe that I am a great contender to provide first contact services to Florence Primary Care. Comprehending the large influx of patients that your facility caters to on a daily basis, my expertise is spot on and I will prove to be a great contributory factor in its operational success.
It would perhaps be prudent to mention here that I am responsible for implementing the complex patient scheduling system that Grey’s Medical World is presently enjoying. This system is by far the most sophisticated and accurate scheduling system in the country, and I am proud to have been the leading resource behind its implementation. As a well-organized and extremely service-oriented individual, I can easily and efficiently handle the front desk at your facility, including scheduling duties, providing follow-up, managing patients’ records and supporting billing and coding functions. Furthermore, my insurance liaison strength makes it easy for me to follow up on insurance claims and get even the most adamant of insurance companies to pay incorrectly denied claims.
My credentials, work experience and skills would definitely be a positive addition to your facility. I will contact you soon to arrange an interview. Should you require any additional information, I can be reached at (000) 854-1241.