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]

[Phone Number] | [e-mail]
September 17, 2019

Dear Mr. Moussa,

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

I have two years of experience as a phlebotomist and have successfully completed a vocational certificate program for phlebotomy. During my tenure at XYZ Health Systems, I was responsible for accurately collecting blood samples ensuring the tagging of each sample and working closely with the lab to make sure the proper samples were delivered to each patient.

In addition, I conducted patient interviews, verified patient records, prepared blood samples for analysis, and labeled and stored them for processing. With my experience, I know I can be an asset to your medical office.

Past supervisors have commended me on my ability to swiftly connect with new and existing patients leading to trustworthy relationships which I believe is invaluable as a phlebotomist and individual who wants to grow in the medical field.

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 Health Systems as a phlebotomist.

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


How to write a phlebotomist 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 phlebotomist
  • 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