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 delighted to be applying for your Spanish Tutor position with Seaside Learning Center. I know how difficult it is to learn a second language and I am proud for the opportunity to assist others on the journey to fluency. As a certified Teacher who holds a degree in Hispanic Studies, I have no doubt that I make a strong candidate.

I have over 10 years of formal teaching experience and have been working as a Tutor for the past five years. I have worked for private clients and learning centers as well as local and international schools. I do everything I can to create a positive and nurturing learning environment for my students. In addition to teaching language fundamentals, I assist my students with overcoming mindset blocks which prevent them from practicing their second language skills and help them build confidence in their abilities.

My past students have praised me for my ability to help them overcome their biggest language learning obstacles and provide them with the fundamental knowledge they need to gain fluency.

I would be thrilled for the opportunity to help the students of Seaside Learning Center better their Spanish language skills. I thank you for your consideration and hope to speak to you soon to learn more about what you are looking for in a Tutor.


How to write a tutor 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 tutor
  • 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