What makes your cover letter stand out to employers?

Senior Technical Recruiter, Indeed
J. Palmer

I’m an experienced recruiter and I’ve been a hiring manager, too. I’ve seen the same mistakes again and again throughout my career. But if you take a little extra time to avoid these common problems, your cover letter should really stand out!

Remember these four questions to help you write a successful cover letter and get hired:

  • Why do you want to work for the company? What interests you about them?
    • Talk about how your personality and skills align with what they do
  • Why are you a good fit for this company and the job?
    • Write about how your past work, life experiences and skills meet the important requirements of the job
  • How are you personalizing this cover letter sample?
    • Tailor your cover letter to the job you’re applying for
    • Address the cover letter to whoever will be reading it. If you don’t know who will be reading it, you can address it as “To the Hiring Committee” or “To the Hiring Manager”
  • Have you proofread your cover letter?
    • Make sure to check for correct spelling and grammar before sending out your cover letter!
September 17, 2019

[Your Name]

  • [e-mail]
  • [Phone Number]

Dear Mrs. Jones,

I am writing to express my sincere interest in being a babysitter for your family. With over three years of experience watching children ranging from ages 6 months to eighteen, I am confident in my ability to take great care of your family.

Over the years, I have been a regular babysitter for a total of five families. Similar to your children, my most recent babysitting engagement consisted of three children, ages two, five, and seven.

I possess a full driver’s license, CPR certification, and a first aid certification. I have also taken several courses on age-appropriate child activities and household safety management.

My experience included preparing meals, driving children to activities, facilitating crafts, helping with homework, and adhering to bedtime routines. I am currently in college during the mornings, leaving my schedule free every evening and weekend.

While watching your children, I promise to give them my 100% undivided attention. It is my mission to make your kids feel safe, secure, and loved at all times while I am there.

Please find my resume attached for you to review. Thank you in advance for your consideration. I am extremely eager about the opportunity to meet your family!

How to write a babysitter cover letter?

  • Include your full name and contact information at the top of your cover letter
  • Start the cover letter by respectfully addressing the recipient by name
  • Mention where you found the job posting and your interest in the opportunity
  • Use the first paragraph to explain why you would be a great hire as the babysitter
  • Briefly discuss your experiences, qualifications and accomplishments related to this opportunity
  • Thank the reader and express interest in discussing the role in more detail
  • End the cover letter with a professional sign-off and your full name
  • Your cover letter should be one-page or or less in length