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]

[Phone Number] | [e-mail]
September 17, 2019

Hi Matt,

My father was quite ill growing up. Watching his health struggles inspired me to join the healthcare industry as soon as I was old enough. Ever since my internship in a doctor’s office in high school, I have continuously worked up the ranks in order to become a Healthcare Administrator. All of these factors are why I am a qualified candidate to join the Clear Healthcare team.

I have worked at Delta Hospital for over six years, where I am a Healthcare Administrator for a regional hospital. During my tenure in this position, I’ve thoroughly honed my administrative and healthcare skills, managing everything from patient intake and staff scheduling, all the way to implementing policies and helping manage the hospital budget.

Beyond my administrative and medical skills, I am an excellent problem solver. I understand the importance of being able to work autonomously in a fast-paced medical environment while maintaining an unflappable and positive demeanor. I am a dynamic worker who can work as a team member just as well as individually.

I’m familiar with the history and legacy of Clear Healthcare, as my parents were under your healthcare plan. It would be an honor to work for an organization that has played such a role in my father’s life during his struggles.

I’d love to speak to you about how I would be a good fit as an Healthcare Administrator within your headquarters. 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 healthcare administratior 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 healthcare administratior
  • 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