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]

Dear Ms Ivy Haddington,

I am writing to apply for the position of a Massage Therapist at your practice. As someone who has been practicing massage therapy for over a decade and counting, I understand that the needs of each individual varies from one to another. As a result of this, I am highly aware of the various needs and am able to cater to most including sports injuries, mastectomies, stress and tension.

I take pride in the work that I do and am certified to practice many techniques include aromatherapy, reflexology and deep tissue massage. Not only do I have certifications to prove my qualifications, I have the skill set and track record of matching a client’s needs with the most effective techniques to treat their condition in the quickest time possible. I believe strongly in providing sound advice to help my clients and as a result, I have many happy clients that have become long-term clients of mine.

As massage therapy is a passion of mine, I spend my time understanding about the techniques and methods that help achieve relief on top of learning how different parts of the body are connected. This has helped me understand the needs of my clients allowing me to make appropriate recommendations based on their personal circumstances.

Thank you for your time and consideration of my application for the position of a Massage Therapist in your practice and I hope to be a part of the solution to your client problems. I look forward to hearing from you regarding progress of this application and am available for an interview at your convenience.


How to write a massage therapist 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 massage therapist
  • 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