A(an) Veterinary Technician Cover Letter is a letter of introduction in which you present yourself to your prospective employer. Of all the documents that form part of your application, it will probably be the first document that will be read. It has to be clear, self-contained, simple and a good read the first time around.
Guidelines for Veterinary Technician Cover Letter
Don’t forget that your header should match your resume header!
Sample Name M. Client
Street Address, City, State Zip,
Employer Contact Information
Name (of Hiring Manager)
City, State, Zip Code
if possible, to address your cover letter to a specific person, as opposed to using generic language such as “To whom it may concern”.
Dear (Mr. or Ms.) + (Last Name):
Opening paragraph: State why you are writing; how you learned of the organization or position, and basic information about yourself.
As an organized and detail-oriented individual with more than 10 years’ experience as a Veterinary Technician, I belive my qualifications match your requirements. My strengths also include independent working habits and superb customer service skills.
Body of the Letter
Since the applicant is applying for a position in information technology, he made sure to showcase his technical knowledge in the first paragraph. The second paragraph went into more detail over his work experience, accomplishments and skills set. The applicant concluded on a proactive note by informing the employer that he would be calling to follow-up on his application. Overall, this is a down to earth, yet very effective cover letter.
Final paragraph: Discuss the next steps. If you are going to follow up in one to two weeks, mention a specific date. If you would prefer to leave the ball in their court, say that you look forward to discussing your qualifications further. Also provide your email address and phone number. Don’t forget to thank them for their time.
If (organization name) is looking for a visionary, insightful, forward-thinking change manager, I would be interested in speaking with you to discuss the value that my strengths and experience can bring your compyny. I can be reached in confidence at the above telephone number or email address. I look forward to hearing from you.
If you start with a name (e.g. “Dear Mr Bloggs”) you should end with “Yours sincerely”.
Cover Letter Tips
Reject Repetition, You don’t want to sound like a broken recording repeating everything that can be found on your Veterinary Technician resume. Use this space to make a connection with your reader and to present additional information. Do you have a mutual acquaintance, did someone suggest you contact them, are you relocating? Why should they hire you? Sell yourself in your cover letter and back it up with a strong resume.
This Veterinary Technician Cover Letter is a very good example of how to tailor your qualifications in function of the position you are applying to.
You should send a cover letter with your Veterinary Technician Resume.
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