In many cases, dental employers may only read your dental hygiene cover letter or it may be the first item they read when they are considering you as an employer. This means you need to have a cover letter that shows off your achievements and how you can help the dental office succeed. The goal of your cover letter should be to help you land an interview with the employer, so you don’t have time to beat around the bush.
Many dental hygienists don’t want to appear overconfident, so they fail to seal the deal at the end of their cover letters. However, if you want to step up your dental hygiene cover letter game and increase your chances of getting an interview and landing the job, you need to include a call to action. Use these tips to make sure you craft a great call to action that will get results.
Tip #1 – Restate Your Qualifications
In your call to action, make sure that you restate your qualifications, specifically referencing the position you’re applying for and noting how you can fill that position and solve the practice’s problems. You want to have your qualifications fresh in the mind of the reader, so be sure to revisit them in your call to action.
Tip #2 – Ask for the Interview
Make sure that you ask for the interview in your cover letter’s call to action. You want your call to action to let the reader know that you would appreciate the chance to interview or discuss the opportunity further. Simply thanking them for their time at the end of the letter isn’t enough. If you want something, you need to ask for it. Asking for the interview shows that you’re really interested in the position and you’re more likely to score that important interview if you ask for action from the reader.
Tip #3 – Include Contact Information
Don’t forget to include your contact information, such as your email address or a phone number, in your call to action. You’re asking for further contact, so even if you have your contact information listed elsewhere, go ahead and add it in the call to action. This way it’s fresh in the reader’s mind and they don’t have to look somewhere else for this information. They’ll be able to contact you immediately when your contact information is included with the call to action.
A Few Examples
To help you craft your own call to action that gets results when you’re applying for dental hygienist jobs, here are a few examples to consider:
- “I’m excited to learn about this dental hygienist opportunity and I’d love to share how I can be a great addition to your office. Please contact me at (XXX)-XXX-XXXX at your earliest convenience.”
- “I would enjoy discussing how I’m an excellent fit for your dental practice at your convenience. Feel free to give me a call at (XXX)-XXX-XXXX or email me at…”
- “I would appreciate having the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my dental hygienist qualifications will benefit the success of your practice. You can contact me today at…”