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]

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am pleased to be writing to you in regards to the Veterinary Receptionist position with Seaside Veterinary Clinic which I saw posted on Resume.com. I’ve attached a copy of my resume which clearly highlights my three years experience as a receptionist. I am deeply passionate about pets and have a Labrador Retriever who is my very best friend. I would be thrilled for the opportunity to work within your clinic to help better the lives of pets on a daily basis.

Throughout my three years experience as a Receptionist at the Winston Dental Clinic I demonstrated my excellent written and verbal communication skills on a daily basis. I was tasked with answering phones, greeting patients, scheduling appointments, managing calendars and keeping the reception area clean and tidy. I understand the importance of being the first impression of the business and I am confident that my customer service skills and proactive attitude would make me a strong asset to your team as well.

My communication skills are what really set me apart as a candidate. I have been commended by both my supervisors and patients for my friendly demeanor and helpful attitude. On top of that, I have excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail. As a pet owner myself, I am aware of the needs of owners and patients and understand the importance of a proper follow-up. I always take my patients questions and requests seriously and do my best to accommodate them as quickly as possible.

I would be delighted for the opportunity to join the Seaside Veterinary team and I thank you for your consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my resume or qualifications.

[Your Name]

[Phone Number]

How to write a veterinary receptionist 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 veterinary receptionist
  • 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