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 Hiring Manager,

I am interested in your posting of a vacancy for a New Grad Registered Nurse position at your hospital.

Although I am a fresh graduate from ABC University, my scholarly achievements have put me at the top of my class with distinctions in many coursework and exams. I am passionate about nursing and hold a very strong knowledge of modern skills and techniques in the industry.

During my clinical training and internships, I was given the opportunity to work in almost every department of the hospital. Due to my detail-oriented nature coupled with my ability to manage time effectively, I was able to adapt to the different pace and environments in various departments and was even commended by the head of nurse for being efficient.

In addition to the technical skills which I have honed and enjoyed thoroughly, I have also learned the proper way to interact with the patient and prioritize their comfort. Apart from active listening and showing compassion, I took the initiative to enhance my interpersonal skills by educating the patients and their family members on some basic self-care techniques and hygiene etiquette. In doing so, I successfully built trust with the patients.

I am eager to provide safe and quality health care to the patients, and I hope that I will have the opportunity to contribute to your hospital with my attributes and knowledge which speak for themselves as seen in my resume. I will follow up with you in a week for an interview at your convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


How to write a new grad rn 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 new grad rn
  • 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