PSW Job Introduction Email
Numerous personal support worker jobs are listed on the internet each and every day. With so many PSW's and a finite number of positions for hire, how does a PSW stand out from the get-go?
One surefire way to stand out from the crowd is to craft a dynamite email introduction that entices the hiring manager to carefully read over your cover letter and resume.
The email is a lost art. Many hiring managers that I've spoken with tell me that most applicants fire off a very quick and unprofessional email message such as:
'Hello, hiring manager. I am applying for the position of personal support worker. Please see my attached resume and cover letter. I hope to hear from you in the future.'
Hiring managers see this type of email as uninspired, unoriginal and flat out lazy.
To stand out, you must take time to tailor your email, just as you would a cover letter.
Below is a sample email message for an online application. Use this as an example for future online job email etiquette.
I was very excited to see your opening for a Personal Support Worker (PSW), and I hope to be invited for an interview. Please find enclosed my resume with outstanding skills and qualities that would be a perfect fit for the job.
My core values are to enhance the quality of life to those who may be geriatric, special needs, or palliative care clients while providing exceptional care and demonstrating compassion and commitment to those in need. Most recently, I worked as a Personal Support Worker at Angels with Wings Group Home in Ontario, Canada. My responsibilities included providing care and support to ten individuals with various health conditions while following detailed healthcare plans for each client. While working in a group home setting, treatment plans, healthcare plans and assessments were also carried out on a daily basis. Strong communication skills with nurses, doctors, OT's and BT's were inferential to client care, as well as to the well-being of each client. As a Personal Support Worker, I have created HCP's for clients, implemented a client's physiotherapy exercises while working with an OT, and completed a case conference package.
In 1999, I received my Personal Support Work Certificate from the Centennial College in Ontario, Canada. My additional certifications include First Aid, WHIMIS Training, NVCI Training, Palliative Care Training, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Safe Management Training. As a registered Personal Support Worker, I am passionate about contributing in-residence and long-term care, compassionate care, resident reporting assessments, teaching and nurturing client life skills, communication and problem-solving expertise, and effective self-management and teamwork.
I am confident that I can offer you the in-residence and long-term care support, communication and problem-solving skills you are seeking. Feel free to contact me at (905) 123-4567 or via email to arrange an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration -- I look forward to learning more about this opportunity!
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER
Finish the email message by attaching your cover letter and resume. A message such as the sample shown above will help you stand out from the rest of the applicants.
For additional PSW Online Job Resources click on one of the following links found below:
- Personal Support Worker Cover Letter #1
- Personal Support Worker Cover #2
- PSW Cover Letter #3
- Personal Support Worker Cover Letter Tips