You're about to apply for a School Nurse Job position and it's time to do your cover letter. There are several ways to do a cover letter, but the most important thing is to be clear and get the attention of your potential employer. A cover letter is a introduction to your resume, remember that depending on how you write it, your employer will be motivated or not to check out your resume. Pay attention to your spelling, punctuation and grammatical forms; double-check if it's necessary.
At the beginning of the letter you have to put the following information about yourself: Name, Address and current date. Then, you put the potential employer information: Contact's name, Name of the institution, Address, City, state and zip code.
On the first paragraph, you should mention the position you are applying for and where you've heard about the job.
Here's an example you could use:
“ Dear Mr. Name,
I send this letter in response to your ____ advertisement for a School nurse job position”.
Replacing the empty space with the name of the newspaper or website where you found the advertisement.
Make yourself stand out
The second paragraph, may contain a brief information about your experiences, qualifications and skills. Try to highlight the most relevant attributes for the requested position, keep it simple.
A good way to write this could be:
“As you can see in my resume, I have six years of experience in patients care and I have been involved in communitarian projects as a volunteer for the last two years. I'm dedicated and devoted to my profession. I believe that my experiences and skills on the field could be a good addition to your teamwork and offers me the possibility to keep developing myself as a professional.”
The next step would be to explain the reasons why you are interested in the job. Talk about the organization and what made you want to work there. For example:
“I wish to work in a Hospital with an excellent quality patients care and with a great reputation like yours. I'm aware that you have a good work environment and career advancement opportunities. I consider this a huge opportunity for me to contribute to your organization and be able to advance in my career.”
Make yourself available
Now, is time to end the letter. In this paragraph, you will ask to your potential employer to arrange a meeting for the job position you're applying to, put your contact information and your availability:
“I would like the opportunity to arrange a meeting to discuss the job offer. I'm available from 9a.m to 17p.m, you can contact me at <enter your phone number>. I remain at your disposal. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.”
Don't forget to salute and sign your letter. You could say something like:
<your sign goes here>
Your name typewritten.”
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The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother?
If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless there is a specified name in the job listing, always address it to “Dear Hiring Manager.” Okay, so you open with Dear Hiring Manager, — now what?
Lucky for you, NursingLink has spoken to a cover letter expert, and we’re here to guide you step-by-step through her secret formula to cover letter success. This formula has gotten her interviews for all of the positions she’s ever applied for, and she was offered a job for all but one of them.
Now, obviously you’re not going to get the interview if you’re totally unqualified for the job; however, this secret formula can help you properly organize your thoughts, highlight your best assets, and (most importantly) grab the hiring manager’s attention.
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