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 Hiring Manager,

I am excited to be applying for the position of Medical Assistant at your medical practice. Certified as an AAMA Medical Assistant with more than 5 years of experience, I am familiar with the general requirements of assisting and caring for patients as well as providing aid to practitioners and other team members alike. I have always held a strong passion to help patients recover and feel better and I am thrilled by this opportunity of utilizing my medical skills and experience to make it happen.

In my previous position as a Medical Assistant at ABC Tech, I was responsible for meeting patient needs in the aged care facility. In efforts to improve the overall care of aged patients, I pioneered a training program purposed to educate and train staff to sympathize the care experience from a patient’s point of view. Within a couple of months from the implementation of the program, the practice witnessed a 40% increase in patient satisfaction as well as an improved engagement and retention of employees.

With my extensive training in medical services and overall exceptional general management and office administration capabilities, I know that I am the best fit for the job. Additional accolades include a prestigious Carers Award in 2018 for excellence in patient care and have received numerous praises by department managers at ABC Tech.

Thank you for the opportunity and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kindly note that I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience and you can reach me at (123) 456-7891 or cfredrickson@email.com.

How to write a medical 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 medical 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