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!

[Your Name]

Hi Jill,

Skincare is one of the most neglected parts of anyone’s routine. My sister taught me at a young age the importance of taking care of your skin. I took that advice to heart and read up about skincare routines and all of the best products for my skin in particular. After all, everyone is different and thus needs a different skin care routine. I knew from an early age that I needed to be involved in skincare in some way as I developed my career. I have all of the drive and knowledge necessary to be a great Esthetician for Skin n Sun.

I have 2 years of experience working for a boutique skincare shop called Skins and Lotions. During this time I have gained more knowledge of skincare products and routines than I would in virtually any other work environment. The small nature of Skins and Lotions allowed me to be quite hands on from day one. Some of my common duties include assisting clients with choosing the right products, teaching them personalized skincare routines, and assisting the head Estheticians in our shop with performing simple dermatology procedures.

Beyond my existing skills as an Esthetician’s assistant I was also able to take leadership roles of my own every now and then. I have a can-do attitude and thus am ready to take my career to the next level in a fast-paced office with more complex services. I understand the value of cosmetic services and how they help people look and feel great. That is an incredibly rewarding position to be in.

Skin n Sun is highly respected within the beauty industry, so I’m overjoyed to see an opening within your team. It is my hope that you will see the value of my existing skills as well as my desire to gain new ones.

I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon!


How to write an esthetician 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 esthetician
  • 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