Worrying about what to write in a cover letter is quite the norm for first timers – and even for people who have written a million cover letters. Every situation is different from the other, so each cover letter that you write has to be different as well. Remember that every employer has a separate set of things that he wants from you. It is up to you to identify them and make sure that they are met – especially when writing a cover letter.
Typically, a cover letter for Direct Support Professional (DSP) resume is a document that tells a lot about you – how you move professionally, and what your particular capabilities are. Customization is important. Equally important is placement of content. More important is what you say in it. Coming to the last part, the information that you write in a cover letter must be spot on with the requirements of the organization that you are applying to. Irrelevant information is a sign of little research which is never appreciated by employers, who have very little time on their hands. Whatever time that they spend reading a cover letter, should be productive. And it is up to you to make sure that this is exactly what happens.
587 West Street
New Town, ND 69665
(000) 555- 7454
s.blaire @ email . com
December 1, 2016
Mr. George Mason
The Alden Network
3 Chest Drive
New Town, ND 55558
Dear Mr. Mason:
Known throughout the community as an individual who has spent half her adult life providing support to people by assisting in the development and implementation of core support plans, I am confident that I can live up to the expectations that you have in mind for a Direct Support Professional.
While my professional profile is enclosed with this letter (which highlights in great detail what my specific abilities are in this arena), I would like to build up on it here:
• Exceptionally well-versed in handling information gathering tasks for personal outcome measures and associated evaluation programs.
• Highly skilled in implementing core support plans including spiritual life supports and interaction and choices for activities to support meaningful daily routines.
• Qualified to educate individuals to ensure that all infection and disease control activities are properly placed and subsequent policies are adhered to.
• Proven record of effectively determining participants’ individual support needs and creating correlating plans to meet them.
I am positive that you will not find a more suitable person to hire as a direct support professional as me. If you require additional information to augment my claims of suitability and positive contribution, you may contact me at (000) 555- 7454.