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Dear Practice Owner:
I am a fourth year Optometry student at the College of Optometry seeking an associate position in the Happyville, USA area upon my graduation in May 2012. I am looking to work in a friendly environment where I can contribute to practice growth while broadening my scope of practice. As a hardworking and highly motivated individual, I am open to working mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Through participation in externships, research, and Optometric organizations, I have used my time in Optometry school to gain exposure to all branches of Optometry. I have volunteered, participated in many continuing education courses, and attended lectures at the Optometrist Conference Meeting each year. While I am confident that my education and experiences have prepared me to diagnose and treat patients in all facets of Optometry, I am excited to start my career in the Optometric world where my skills will increase exponentially.
I strongly believe that my positive attitude, excellent communication skills (including an ability to speak Spanish fluently), and background in Business Administration will allow me to be a valuable asset to your practice. Before entering the field of Optometry, I earned a degree in Management Information Systems from the University and spent a year as a Quality Assurance Analyst at ABC Co., which has given me a fundamental understanding of business principles and will aid in my transition from student to practicing Optometrist.
I have enclosed my CV for your consideration. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss my qualifications and experiences in detail. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (555) 555-5555 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time and consideration and I hope to hear from you soon.
Great Optometrist, O.D.