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 Tyler,

Since high school I’ve been fascinated by effective management. I took a Human Resources elective class in high school and the rest is history. My love for the industry compelled me to pursue a career in HR; I have worked in the field since obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management. I am proud of my current accomplishments and excited to see how my career continues to evolve.

I have worked at Goom Corporation for over four years, where I am an HR Assistant. During my time at Goom Corporation, I’ve thoroughly honed my HR administrative skills, managing tasks like candidate interviews and employee payroll. All the while I have learned from the HR Manager to which I report. I take my career advancement seriously and the hands-on experiences I’ve had will benefit me as I advance to the next step in my career.

Beyond my administrative skills, I am an excellent communicator. I understand the importance of being able to work autonomously while maintaining a team-oriented attitude that is grounded in both approachability and respect.

I’m familiar with the history and legacy of People’s Talents, as your organization has placed talented individuals at companies across the region. I am looking to transition not only to a more advanced role but also one that is specifically within a recruiting firm. It would be an honor to be considered for your open HR Manager position.

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


How to write a hr assistant 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 hr assistant
  • 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