nursing cover letter with lack of references and termination - page 2

I would like to know if a cover letter written like this make sense? I want to be upfront and avoid having to explain again during the interview. I know about the spelling error and will correct it... Read More

  1. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Get your license RPN in order first.

    Your cover letter you have allowed us to read is awful. It is way too lengthy and full of issues. It would hinder you in gaining employment.

    Be sure to research how to write a cover letter, resume.

    They should be concise, accurate and easy to read, not lengthy.

    Best of luck,

  2. by   nursingpower
    All I can say is WOW.
  3. by   caroladybelle
    A cover letter is to introduce yourself and state your purpose. It is brief, and to the point.

    It generally does not cover reasons for termination or references...even for applicants that do not have the same issues, that you have. It is just greeting, a statement of what position that you are seeking, and what your qualifications are and what you believe that you can bring to the employer/position. Some people toss in references to the strengthes of the employer and why they believe that they are a particularly good "fit", but these are not essential to a cover letter and are also more appropriate for the more experienced applicant, and those with few to no "issues" in their background.

    It is ALL upbeat, with nothing lengthy in it and certainly no excuses/explanations for various employment/licensing lapses that might be seen as negative.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    This thread is from 2005 and things may/will have changed