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]

Dear HR Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in the Medical Receptionist job opening at your clinic. I believe my years of working experience as a medical receptionist makes me a suitable candidate for the position.

I trust that my outstanding ability to organize and prioritize enable me to perform efficiently in a bustling health care facility like yours. My current daily routine includes the following:
- Answering multi-line phone and transferring calls to the appropriate nurse, medical practitioner or other office staff member
- Greeting and interacting with a high volume of patients in a friendly and professional manner and assisting them in registration and other services
- Utilizing a variety of software programs including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and other appointment scheduling system
- Meticulously maintaining, organizing and extracting medical charts, patient records while handling confidential information with utmost integrity
- Operating the general email account and calling patients to remind them of their appointments

I have a good command of English, both oral and written which are essential in passing on information and messages accurately between the patients, staff and doctors. I completely enjoy working in this type of fast-paced environment due to my diligent nature and ability to multitask and swiftly adapt to different roles.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information. I believe that I would be a significant addition to your team and hope to contribute to the success of your clinic. I am available for interview at your convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


How to write a medical receptionist 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 receptionist
  • 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