When you’re applying for your next GP job, the first thing a prospective employer will read is your cover letter, so you need to make sure it’s strong enough to convince them to invite you to an interview.
Using active language is a must for your cover letter as it shows your are taking responsibility for your statements. The active voice more closely resembles spoken language - when we speak, we generally use the active voice without thinking. For example, you wouldn’t say ‘My team was motivated by me’, you would rather say ‘I motivated my team to…’
With that in mind, Prospect Health has put together a handy list of examples of active words you can choose from to help you draft a powerful cover letter.
To show your personal qualities:
To demonstrate how you work with others:
To show responsibility for others:
To explain how you’ve made things better (don’t forget to quantify):
To show your information / data handling skills:
To demonstrate how you’ve shared information with others:
To show you’ve taken the initiative:
To show your organisation and planning skills:
To show your effectiveness in persuading others:
To demonstrate your achievements and going the extra mile:
This article is based on a career advice piece from Prospect Health: Covering letter keywords