How to write an Effective cover letter

The purpose of a cover letter is to demonstrate that you are truly interested in that particular job and you have read the job carefully. It is vital that your cover letter grabs the hiring manager attention.

A cover Letter Should:

  • Be less than 4 paragraphs long
  • Be Positive and Upbeat – Make the hiring manager interested in reading your resume
  • Be on point

The basic elements of cover letter

  1. Greeting – Address your cover letter to appropriate person
  2. Opening – Write an inviting paragraph that highlights how your skills will contribute to the company’s success
  3. Hook – Highlight your past achievements as they relate to the job that you’re applying for
  4. Skills – Highlight additional relevant skills, such as computer languages or certification
  5. Close – Briefly recap your strengths as a candidate, and include your contact information

Cover Letter Example 1


[Today’s Date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]


[123 Company Address

Company City, State,

[Hiring manager email}


Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms.[Manager’ Name],


I’m pleased to be writing to you today regarding my application for the nursing position advertised on (website name). I believe my qualifications and experience makes me an ideal candidate for this job.

I have a master degree in nursing and 8+ years of proven experience effectively and efficiently managing both patients and staff. I am an extremely organised, calm, and patient professional with excellent healthcare skills. I have a passion for providing quality care to patients, and the necessary leadership skills to inspire other staff members to strive to provide above standard levels of service.

In my present role as registered nurse at Melbourne Children Hospital, I am tasked with evaluating the medical conditions of up to 2 patients daily and developing and directing a rational system to manage the care of patient and otherwise coordinate workplace managing. During this time  I’ve been recognised as a dedicated, ambitious and reliable person who has the ability to work without supervision.

In addition, my four years of experience as an Assistant nurse at Melbourne Clinic helped me realised and implement clinical duties. I learned during the course of my education while employed there I was commended for proficiently handling difficult situations with patients and their family members.

I believe a relationship with your company would be mutually beneficial, as I am seeking a challenging work environment where I can utilise my skills to the fullest extent. I look forward to hearing from you and would love to explain my skills further during an interview. Please find a detailed account of my work history in the attached resume.