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]

Dear Mr. Cody Fredrickson,

I am writing in application for the position of Licensed Practical Nurse at ABC Hospital. I hold a current state license to practice nursing (LPN certification) and a basic life support (BLS) certification which qualifies me for the job.

My most recent position as an LPN at DEF Hospital has given me the confidence of a thorough understanding in nursing fundamentals and intensive clinical experience. These skills are transferable to the position of LPN at ABC Hospital and I am excited to contribute the same level of high standards with excellent diligence on my part.

Here are the facets of my experience and qualifications which I believe satisfy the job requirements:

Experience in coordinating laboratory testing and results
Maintaining clinical equipment and facilities in safe and hygienic conditions
Stocking and ordering supplies
Preparing patients for diagnosis and treatment
Record keeping and documentation of relevant health data
Assist Registered Nurses and doctors in surgeries including EMG, colposcopy, pelvic exams and many more

Above clinical skills, I have a strong understanding of customer service, verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and am diligent and meticulous by nature. I enjoy working in a team and am comfortable working with all age groups. I am compassionate when dealing with patients and their families with a patience that comes from a sympathetic nature.

In terms of my academic background, I graduated from DEF College with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and was top of my class for the same. I also hold a current state license to practice nursing.

I have enclosed my resume together with this cover letter and am available to discuss this application further to your convenience. Thank you for your kind consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

How to write a lpn 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 lpn
  • 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