How To Write a Powerful Social Work Cover Letter

Cover letters should always accompany your CV and provide you with the perfect opportunity to frame your application for a role be it Locum Doctor Jobs, Nurse Jobs, Social Work Jobs, Care Jobs or Pharmaceutical jobs and sell your product — YOU!


They should be written in a marketing savvy way as they are designed to act as an advertisement for your CV. A good cover letter will entice the reader to read more and encourage them to review your CV. Although your language choice should be designed for impact, your sentences should still be short, sharp, and to-the-point. Waffling will not win you any friends nor will excess padding support your application.

Format & Visual Appeal

Most cover letters are usually around one page. Information should be presented in logical paragraphs and thick text should be broken up with white space and bullet points.

Paragraph One

This is usually an introduction to where you saw the role of Doctor Jobs, Nurse Jobs or Social Work Jobs for example and stating your interest in relation to the position. This is usually a good place to summarise your understanding of the position and its core duty statement.

Paragraph Two

Here, you would state how you meet the role requirements and perhaps give an overview of your core experience and summarise your abilities as a Nurse, Doctor, Social Worker, Support Worker, Pharmacist etc

Paragraph Three

This is usually a great place to highlight your core achievements as they relate to the role. The closer the match between the position requirements and your key accomplishments in this area, the greater your chance of enticing the reader to read more of your CV and application.

Paragraph Four

This is your final chance to summarise your experience, highlight your successes, and market yourself for the role.

End off with a strong and confident close. Thank them for their time and again express your interest in the role.

Highlight your Achievements

Your cover letter gives you a unique opportunity to summarise and showcase your contributions as they relate to the role. Remember to use action based verbs to describe your accomplishments and draw sufficient attention to them through the use of bullets and space.

Using Email Cover Letters/Notes

An alternative to a full-blown cover letter is the use of an email cover letter/note. Instead of being drafted in word and being sent as an attachment, these are often part of the email body itself. They can be a great alternative if you need to send multiple applications for example: if you are sending your CV to recruitment agents.

Nikky @ CareerPro