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5 Real Cover Letters That Worked

Tania Khadder | NursingLink

Mistake: A Weak Opening

If they don’t get past the first line of your health care cover letter, they definitely aren’t going to read your resume. The opening sentence of your cover letter is a hiring manager’s first impression of you — it had better not be dull. Simply stating that you’re applying for the available position isn’t going to turn any heads.

The Solution: Give them a hook.

We’re not saying you shouldn’t state what nursing job you’re applying for. We’re just saying that, when you do, you need to wow them with something immediately following. Instantly inject one of your unique selling points. Show off your knowledge of the hospital or a particular specialty at that organization. Let them know how passionate you are about your field. Tell them something they don’t already know.

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