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 Mr. Michaelson,

It is with great pleasure that I am applying for the pharmacy technician position at ABC Pharmacy. Your company is well-known for its dynamic customer service and dedication to the health and wellness of the community it serves. This is why I desire to be a part of your company as I admire and value both of these attributes.

As you can see from my enclosed resume, I have four years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a pharmacy technician and during my tenure at XYZ Pharmacy, I formed successful relationships with my co-workers, pharmacists, and patients. I was responsible for accurately entering and maintaining prescription data using our computer system, answering incoming phone calls and fielding patient questions.

Past supervisors have commended me on my ability to swiftly connect with new and existing customers leading to trustworthy relationships which I believe is invaluable. I know that my passion for health and customer service coupled with my ability to quickly learn will make me an asset to your pharmacy team.

In closing, I am thrilled at the possibility and would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the value I can bring to ABC Pharmacy as a pharmacy technician.

I appreciate your time and consideration and look forward to speaking with you soon!

How to write a pharmacist technician 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 pharmacist technician
  • 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