Cover letters are written by applicants to convince the recruiters. A cover letter includes details of applicant like contact details, skills, strength, educational qualifications, certifications, previous job experience and an assurance to carry out the responsibilities perfectly.
A cover letter includes all the information that is written in resume. But it is different from resume. A resume is a much detailed document to state applicant's accomplishments. In a cover letter a quick paragraph of everything relevant for the post applied is stated. Like resume a cover letter also follows a format. A cover letter is basically divided in three parts. It starts with applicant's name and detailed contact address. Next comes the main body of a cover letter which comprises all the important information about applicant relevant to the post applied for. The last part of cover letter should sum the entire letter with a proper closing.
Given here is a sample cover letter of hygienist written in above explained format. Use this as guidance in writing your cover letter.
Date: MM/ DD/ YYYY
Sub: Application for the post of hygienist
Ref: Your ad in the New York Times dated June8, 20XX
With reference to your ad in the classified in The New York Times dated June 8, 2011 in which you have invited applications for the post of hygienist. I would like to apply for the post of Hygienist in your company. I am well aware of hygiene standards and am able to handle all the responsibilities involved with this post.
I have done my Graduation in dentistry from ABC Dental College. I have associate dental hygiene degree and a state license to work as a hygienist. I have conducted many camps in nearby villages under 'hygiene scheme' of state government. This camp included checking, treating and teaching people correct methods of brushing and maintaining oral hygiene.
I master in removing stains from teeth developed because of smoking. Removing tartar, plaque and other impurities are the procedures I have handled single handedly during my internship.
With a 9 year experience of a dental hygienist I have treated many patients having problems with oral hygiene. I have taken counseling sessions for the patients going through chemotherapy to make them aware of side effects of radiation therapy on teeth. I have conducted special workshops for the mothers of infants on maintaining hygiene.
I am a hardworking, dedicated, sincere and an honest person. I do wish to offer my services to your organization. I am enclosing all the relevant documents with this cover letter. I wish you find those worthwhile. Eagerly waiting for your call I assure you that if appointed I will never disappoint you.
Here is the list of the documents enclosed with this cover letter.