Nursing Portfolio Cover Letter Samples

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Food Service Industry Cover Letter Samples

Waiter, Waitress, Server

For the food service industry, cover letters should highlight the candidate’s customer service abilities, their knowledge of a particular type of cuisine, and their adherence to food safety and sanitation guidelines. If you are able to demonstrate these key attributes, restaurant owners will certainly call you in for an interview.

Customer Service & Retail Industry Example Cover Letters

Retail

Call Center, Phone & Support

Hotel, Hospitality & Transportation

Client Services

Since customer service is such a broad category, we offer a variety of letters from different areas of the field. The key to getting a job in customer service is to showcase your ability to upsell and retain customers. Click on any of the samples above to learn how to display these abilities in your cover letter. 

Office Worker & Administrative Assistant Cover Letter Examples

Assistants & Office Managers

Clerical Workers

Human Resources

The responsibilities of administrative assistants and office workers are often quite similar across different companies. So the challenge is to find a way to differentiate yourself from other candidates. One way to do this is to emphasize your organizational skills through measurable achievements, such as the money or time you saved with your initiatives in a previous position. Take a look at how the examples above accomplish this.

Housekeeping Industry Example Cover Letters

We provide two versions of a cover letter for a housekeeper: one for a candidate with experience and one for an entry-level housekeeper. So no matter how much experience you have, our examples will help you get started.  

Janitor & Maintenance Worker Samples

Janitors must demonstrate their concern for safety and accident prevention in order to be considered for the position. Use our experienced and entry-level examples to guide you on how to include these traits in your letter.

Nursing & Healthcare Cover Letter Samples

Nursing & Social Care

Dentistry

Pharmacist 

Whether you want to get a job in nursing, dentistry, or pharmaceuticals, we have a sample that applies to your career path. Careers in the healthcare industry require a wide range of experience and education. Technical skills, licenses and certifications, and the ability to communicate effectively are a few of the top qualities to include in your cover letter. 

Marketing & Sales Example Cover Letters

If you’re applying for a job in marketing or sales, you’ll need to highlight key performance metrics. Employers will be looking for you to elaborate on the projects that were mentioned in your resume and the results that were produced.

Engineering Samples

We offer samples for 4 different kinds of engineers. Find your career track and discover how to best format your own letter. No matter what engineering track you are on, your cover letter needs to highlight problem solving skills and the ability to meet quality standards.

Teaching & Education Example Cover Letters

Our teaching and education samples are great for job seekers who are just starting their career or for those that need help showcasing their wealth of experience. Although our sample is for an english teacher, the format can be used for a teacher of any subject.

Construction Industry Examples

Working in construction usually entails being able to use a wide variety of tools and equipment while also having knowledge numerous construction techniques. Make sure you mention the equipment you have used and the different techniques that you are familiar with. 

Accounting & Finance Cover Letter Samples

We offer five different examples within the accounting and finance industry. Quantifiable/numerical achievements are extremely important when it comes to applying for an accounting job. Check out the samples to see how the candidates discuss their accomplishments. 

Driver & Transportation Examples

Drivers

A truck driver cover letter should focus on the years of driving experience, the type of vehicles you have operated, and your specific state and national licenses. Click the sample above to see how our job candidate lists this information.

Librarian Samples

Whether you are just starting your career as a librarian or are looking for a senior position, we have a sample that will help you tailor your own cover letter. Click on the position above that applies to you.

Information Technology (IT) Cover Letter Examples

When applying for an IT job, you will likely need to get through an HR representative who might not be well-versed in the technical aspects of the position. Keep this in mind when writing your cover letter and consider toning down the technical language.

Art and Music Samples

Art & Design

Music

Writing a cover letter for an industry as abstract as music and entertainment can be difficult. Instead of focusing on numerical achievements, you’ll have to focus your letter towards a portfolio of specific projects or performances. Use our letters above for inspiration.

C-Suite & Executive Cover Letters

Executives

C-Suite executives have extensive industry experience and their cover letters must go beyond a list of duties and facts. Their cover letters must reflect an ability to fit within an organization. Our cover letter examples and tip sections will help you communicate a strong profile to boost to your candidacy.

Real Estate Industry Examples

For a job in real estate, you’ll need to highlight your ability to market to prospective home owners as well as your drive to reach sales quotas. Our real estate agent letter does all of this and much more. Click the link above to learn how to write your own.

Law Enforcement, Security & Fire Cover Letters

Legal

Law Enforcement & Security

In this section we offer cover letters for those in the legal space and law enforcement. Click the position that you are in and learn about exactly what you can highlight in your cover letter to make you an outstanding candidate.

Student and Internship Cover Letters

Students often have the hardest time writing a cover letter because they lack professional experience. The key for students is to focus on relevant coursework, internship experience, and skills you might have gained from working a part-time job.


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Most nursing students and nurses create a nursing portfolio to help them keep track of their professional goals, accomplishments, competencies, and skills. For example, an artist creates a portfolio to show their work and accomplishments to future clients.

Nurses in a sense keep a portfolio to show future employers who they are and what they have done. A nursing portfolio is a tool used by nurses to help them secure a nursing job .

When trying to wrap your mind around a nursing portfolio, think of it as a scrapbook that contains everything you have done up to that current moment in your nursing career.

A nursing portfolio does not need to be confused with a resume. A resume is a piece of paper that shows the employer a summary of the nurse’s education, other job experiences, references, and certifications. The portfolio is the supporting documentation of that information.

How to Create a Nursing Portfolio?

Most nursing schools require nursing students to create a nursing portfolio. This is a great way to help the new nurse get started with creating their portfolio. However, some nurses have never created one. Remember that if you are a new nurse your portfolio will not be as in depth when compared to a nurse who has been in the field for several years.

Before you start creating your nursing portfolio you need to compile supporting documents. There is no right or wrong way to compile your supporting documents. Also, keep in mind that you need to include information that highlights your competencies, educational achievements, and skills. Below are suggested documents to include in your portfolio.

What type of information is included in a Nurse Portfolio?

  • Resume
  • College Transcripts
  • 1 page essay on what your personal values and beliefs are on the nursing profession
  • An outline of your plan for professional development with supporting documentation of activities and learning outcomes.
  • Health records which includes immunizations and current physical
  • List of Volunteer Positions with Supporting Documentation
  • List of Professional Organization you are in with Supporting Documentation
  • Your Job Description
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Competency Checklists
  • Copy of your Nursing License
  • Certifications with renewal dates
  • Samples of Academic Work such as research
  • Professional Conferences Attended with Supporting Documentation
  • In-services Attended with Supporting Documentation
  • References and Recommendation Letters
  • Peer/Manager Evaluations
  • Lists of Committees you are on and type of work you have contributed to it
  • Educational Projects you have done such as in-services
  • Awards you have received

Tips on How to Organize a Nursing Portfolio

Once you have compiled all of the proper paperwork you need for your nursing portfolio you need to place it into a three ring binder. It is good practice to place the resume at the beginning of the portfolio because this has your name and contact information on it.

Try to organize your documentation in chronological order, if possible. For example, organize in-services based on the date they were completed and so on. However, there is no correct way on how to organize your documentation. Try to organize it in a way that will make sense to the reader.

To help your portfolio look professional be sure to label each section with binder tabs that can be purchased at Walmart. In addition, a table of contents needs to be created and placed in the front of the portfolio.

Your nursing portfolio is yours and should reflect who you are so have fun with it!

Need Help Finding a Job or Preparing a Resume?

Are you about to graduate from nursing school and need help with the job search process? Or maybe you already work as a nurse, and you’d like some stunning resume templates and a short guide to help you make the most of your job search. If so, you’ll want to check out this new guide by S.L. Page titled, “Nursing Resume: A Job Guide for Nurses.”

This short eBook is designed to guide you through the job search process, and gives tips on everything from creating a resume, how to conduct yourself in an interview, how to resign your current job, and more.

You’ll even receive some beautifully designed resume and cover letters. Click the eBook to learn more.

Need More Help on Creating Your Nursing Portfolio?

If you need more help on creating your nursing portfolio check out a book called “Making Sense of Nursing Portfolios: A Guide for Students” by Fiona Timmins sold by Amazon.com.  It is a book that will further explain and show detailed information on how to create a nursing portfolio. Here is what is looks like:

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