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 Mr. Rogers,

I am writing in application for the position of Medical Assistant (No Experience) in your company. As a recently certified medical assistant from ABC College, my knowledge of medical technicalities and systems is fresh and waiting to be put to practice.

I have acquired an extensive understanding of clinical practices with a focus on patient care. During my studies, I was privileged to volunteer assistance to some medical practices where I learned the importance of the medical profession’s standards and principles.

My academic performance was excellent and I was rated in the top 10 percent of the class in terms of producing high grades and results. Accordingly, I am confident that my skills and qualifications fit the job requirements seamlessly and am eager to exceed your expectations.

As a student, I am diligent and hardworking with the ability to adapt according to my surroundings and excel under pressure. I work extremely well in a team environment and at the same time am able to work efficiently with minimal supervision. Given my passion for the medical field and strong interpersonal skills, I know that I am the ideal candidate for this position.

Thank you for your time and kind consideration and I am available for an interview at your convenience.


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