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]

  • [Phone Number]
  • [e-mail]

Hi Tina,

I have always been impressed by health professionals’ ability to keep people healthy. There is something about being able to find the correct healthcare plan for patients that always leaves me in awe. I knew that I wanted to be involved in the healthcare field after my mother was helped by an incredible healthcare advocate. I believe that my evolving career as well as my passion for the healthcare industry make me a good fit to join the Willery Healthcare team.

I have worked at Regency Healthcare Clinic for two years, where I am a healthcare associate for a bustling healthcare agency. I have worked with vulnerable and underserved populations, learning about customer service, bedside manner, and true patient advocacy. Naturally, I have also learned about healthcare plans, billing, and patient enrollment.

I understand the importance of being able to work swiftly albeit effectively in a fast-paced and ever-changing healthcare environment. I consider myself a well-rounded candidate with the dedication and determination to excel and advance in the industry.

Willery Healthcare is a notable company within our region and it would be an honor to join your staff. I’d love to speak to you about how I would be a good fit in your open Healthcare position. I am available for an interview immediately and I hope to hear from you soon.

How to write a healthcare administrator 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 administrator
  • 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