Before you start writing a cover letter, try reading a sample cover letter to get ideas
When you are applying for a job, your cover letter is often the first thing that a prospective employer sees. If you find the thought of writing this letter to be daunting, try looking at a sample cover letter. A sample cover letter can give you an idea of how to write professional-sounding sentences, how to organize your experiences into a brief summary, and which experiences to include in your letter.
Sometimes cover letters are printed on paper, but more and more, you will be writing your letter in an e-mail or in an online form. Whatever the method, it is important that you spend time in crafting a letter that represents your strengths and experiences.
For more samples, see our Massage Therapist, Medical Billing and Coding, and Medical Assistant cover letter examples.
Sample Dental Assistant Cover Letter (Via email)
Email subject line:
Dental Assistant position – Tanya White
Body of email:
Dear Ms. Johnson,
Please accept my application for the Dental Assistant position advertised on iHireDental.com on November 10, 2013. My resume is attached for your review.
I am a recent graduate of the Harris School of Business Dental Assistant program. At Harris, I was fully trained as a dental assistant, and I successfully completed a clinical externship at the practice of Dr. Johnson in Mays Landing, New Jersey. If you would like to review the evaluation I received from Dr. Johnson, I would be pleased to provide it along with my transcript from the Harris School.
I am eager to get started in the field of dental assisting, and am confident that I can fulfill the responsibilities described in the job ad. I look forward to hearing from you, and will call you next Monday to ask if we may arrange a time to meet in person.
Thank you for your consideration.
123 James Street
Sewell, NJ 01234
Be sure to remember to attach your resume in the format the employer requested, or if no format is requested, attach it as a Word file.