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 Malik,

I am writing in response to your posting for a nanny. I believe that my skills and experience would make me a perfect nanny for your children.

I have outstanding experience working with children of various characters from infancy through high school. As such, I know how to bring out the best in children based on their nature, abilities and interests.

I keep myself resourceful and creative of the educational activities and games available for the development of the children on a regular basis. As an art teacher with more than 10 years of experience and a volunteer at the children charity center, I am patient and versatile in guiding children to a brighter future.

I am confident that I will bring a positive impact on your children. After years of challenging experience in childcare, I consider myself as an expert in devising discipline strategies that work while nurturing and providing loving care to the children. I strive to motivate children to improve academically and incorporate a daily reading and writing routine into the children’s daily schedule.

I am also no stranger to various household chores including cooking, cleaning and running for errands if and when required.

My experience and skills make me a trustworthy candidate for making your life easier. I am very eager and excited to contribute positively to your children’s lives and appreciate an opportunity to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information. I am available for an interview at your convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

How to write a nanny 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 nanny
  • 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