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

Dear HR Manager,

I am writing to apply for the Medical position at your healthcare facility. I am a certified medical assistant with more than eight years of experience. I have worked at both private clinics and large hospitals, both of which have offered me exceptional insights to different practice settings.

Throughout my career, I have been trained extensively and consistently performed a range of assignments meticulously. Drawing blood, scheduling surgeries, coordinating patient services, record management, administering injections, hospital admissions, liaising with insurance companies, reception and general office administration are just one of the few tasks in the extensive list that I perform routinely. I am confident that my medical and administrative skills will be invaluable to your hospital.

Stemming from my passion to assist and care for the patient, I often take the initiative to above and beyond my job requirements to personally interact with the patients under my care and their families. One of the highlights in my career included receiving awards continuously for three years for excellence in patient care resulting directly from best client satisfaction ratings and training staff members in the improvement of the quality of engagement with patients.
I am punctual, quick thinking and take pride in my work which I maintain with high standard. If required, I am willing to work nights and weekends.

Please consider my application if you are looking for a medical assistant who is committed to providing compassionate and quality service to your patients. I will be available for interview at your convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


How to write a medical staff 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 staff
  • 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