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]

Dear Anne Davis,

I am responding to your advertisement for Medical Sales. I am an experienced and committed sales professional with an established track record of excellent sales contributing to the substantial revenue growth of the company.

I firmly believe that establishing trust with my client is the most crucial factor in a successful and long-term business relationship. Having that in mind, I have walked through the doors of a variety of customers including general practitioners, hospital doctors, pharmacists and laboratories and successfully closed deals selling a large volume of pharmaceutical and medical products that surpassed the sales target.

I take the initiative to research on the pharmaceutical and medical products by keeping up to date with latest clinical data and working closely with our R&D team which enables me to answer tricky questions, conduct presentations and even organize discussions when required. I have the habit also to monitor and assess my clients’ and competitors’ activity which enable me to develop sale tactics strategically.

I am pleased to share with you some of the highlights in my career:
- Achieved new product sales of $500,000.00 within two months after orchestrating a lunch program to educate the customers on a range of new products
- Obtained top sales award for three consecutive years
- Overseeing the sales territory, generating $1.2M in annual sales by continuous creative strategies and promotional efforts

I am eager to take up more challenge in your team and appreciate the opportunity for an interview to discuss how my skills and expertise align with your goals.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

[Your Name]

[Phone Number]

How to write a medical sales 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 sales
  • 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