As a first chance to make a strong impression on a search committee, the cover letter allows you to begin a personal dialogue with its members. It is a great opportunity to frame your candidacy and explain why you are such as good choice for the job.
Well-written cover letters for pharmacy technician will:
• Demonstrate a good fit between your qualifications and the advertised position
• Single you out as a promising prospective employee
• Reveal the quality of your skills
• Set you apart from other candidates who have applied for the same job
By doing the following, you are telling a prospective employer that you do not want the job:
• Use Dear Sir / Madam as a salutation – always address the letter to a specific personal.
• Fail to state the position that you are applying for – if the company is searching to fill multiple positions at the same time and your cover letter comes in without a specified one, most likely, it will be binned.
• Allow errors to creep into your cover letter – grammatical mistakes and syntax errors are terrible put-offs.
Based on these, you should be able to come up with a cover letter along the lines of the following sample:
656 Maple Street
Albany, KY 32024
November 10, 2015
Mr. Walter Gibson
St. Vincent Medical Center
1028 Rainbow Road
Albany, KY 37452
Dear Mr. Gibson:
Frank Turbet (presently working as a laboratory technician with your facility) suggested that I forward my resume to you for your consideration. I am presently working as a phlebotomy technician at Renown Regional Medical Center and would like to offer my services in the same capacity to St. Vincent Medical Center.
As Frank may have mentioned, I possess 11 years of exceptional phlebotomy experience, owing to the fact that I have worked for 3 major medical facilities in Albany. You may be interested in my qualifications:
• Track record of efficiently assembling equipment such as tourniquet, needles, disposable containers and blood collection devices
• Hands-on experience in drawing and collecting blood samples and preparing them for laboratory analysis
• Focused on ensuring the integrity of drawn samples by ascertaining that they are appropriately stored and rotated
• Competent at maintaining appropriate specimen documentation as specified by quality assurance programs, including checklists, logs and equipment records
I will call you next week to discuss the next step. In the interim, if you have any questions regarding my qualifications or experience, please do not hesitate to contact me at (333) 333-3333.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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