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]

Hi Amy,

Saving lives is something I take very seriously. An EMT assisted my little sister during a serious allergic reaction at an airport and since that day I was determined to become an EMT myself. I had always been fascinated with the medical industry but knew that pursuing a role such as a physician or nurse wasn’t in my desired career path. An EMT on the other hand? It allows me to work in diverse and fast-paced situations while experiencing varying emergent situations.

I have recently moved to the area and thus am looking to find a new EMT position. Coming from a small town I know that competition is stiffer here. Nevertheless, I am hoping that my past experience and letters of recommendations solidify why I would be a good fit.

Beyond my past experience I can also say with confidence that my personality and strong character are reasons why I excel as an EMT. My goal is to make people feel comfortable and at ease even during stressful situations. All the while I know that I must remain calm under pressure, professional, and serious about the task at hand.

I am familiar your EMT department as I have been referred by a prior employee at your company. It is my hope that I will get a chance to interview with you in person and demonstrate how much of an asset I can be to your team.

I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience and would also be able to start immediately if hired.. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon!

[Your Name]

[Phone Number]

How to write an emt 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 emt
  • 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