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]
September 17, 2019

  • [Phone Number]
  • [e-mail]

Hi Luke,

Helping people makes me happy. It always has and always will. I am satisfied and fulfilled when I can help others. I knew that I wanted to work at a front desk after my first job at age 16. I worked at the front desk of a gym and fell in love with the responsibilities and objectives. Over time my experience has grown and I am confident that my experience would make me a great candidate for your open Front Desk position at Dudley Law Firm.

I am just starting my career but am confident that my past positions throughout high school and college have provided me with a solid foundation to start my official career on the right foot. I have administrative skills, people skills, organization skills, and formal education. I have already learned many of the critical competencies of a Front Desk worker and thus am confident I am a worthwhile candidate.

I know how to ask questions and when to find the answer myself. I am always willing to learn and ensure that things are done correctly the first time. These are character attributes that I believe strengthen my candidacy for a Front Desk position at Dudley Law Firm.

I’m familiar with the history and legacy of Dudley Law Firm, as my uncle used your firm for a lawsuit that he won. It would be an honor to work for such an established and that’s exactly why I am excited to apply for this opening.

I’d love to speak to you about how I would be a good fit to work the Front Desk in your office. 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 a front desk clerk 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 front desk clerk
  • 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