Cover Letter Tips & Support
How to Write a Cover Letter
Header: Name and Contact Information (should be the same as resume)
Include the name of the recipient and their title (if possible), company name, and the company address.
What Goes in the Letter Body?
Include the position you are applying for and summarize your past experiences, skills gained, and, how the skills can benefit the position for which you are applying.
Highlight your qualifications for the position.
Explain why you are interested in the position (not just "I need a job").
Always, create a cover letter for each job and show that you know what the job involves; be specific!
Transferring Job Description to a Cover Letter:
Take a look and read the job description in full
Organize what is said in the description into separate categories (i.e. strategize, finance, medical knowledge, patient care, etc.)
Select the top three categories that are mentioned the most to integrate into your Cover Letter
When integrating these categories, include experiences that show you can do what the job description requires
Example: If the job description mentions multiple times the need for patient interaction, provide an example of how you have interacted with patients or customers
Always tailor your cover letter to the job posting:
Include phrases and keywords from the job listing.
Indicate the specific job position and place the job was posted. Example: I am interested in the Medical Assistant Job posted on Indeed.com
Thank the reader for taking the time to read your cover letter/resume and considering you for the position.
Lastly, in the final paragraph, include your best method of contact and the best time you can be reached.