Writing The Right Cover Letter

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How do I write a good cover letter?

Writing The Right Cover Letter

Knowing what you want in a physician job helps you write a targeted, perfect cover letter. Whether you are responding to a physician job listing or physician jobs online, writing a customized cover letter that is concise and free of errors can be a giant step toward landing your ideal job.

When crafting your cover letter, keep these points in mind:

  • Read the listing. Incorporate the criteria in the job listing into your cover letter, and explain (briefly) how your skills match the job. You can do this in paragraph form, or list the criteria for the position and then list your qualifications.
  • Don't recreate your resume. A cover letter is your chance to elaborate on the parts of your resume that are most applicable to your ideal job.
  • Make it personal. If possible, find out who is responsible for hiring, and address your letter to that person by name.
  • Keep it short. A good cover letter is no more than one page, and each paragraph should be 3-4 sentences.
   

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