Cover Letter Sample For It Position

Sometimes a cover letter will make me sit up straight and say, "Wow, this is different — in a good way!"

That's the case for this professional cover letter sample, sent to me by one of our readers. Take a look at it, and then see my revised version.

A Professional Cover Letter from Down Under

Hi everyone,
Please find my cover letter and please let me know your insight or input about it.
Many thanks,
Yudi
PS: The job is in Auckland, New Zealand (in case you wondering what "Kia Ora" is doing in my first sentence.

Dear Recruiter,
Kia ora! My name is Yudi xxxx. I am writing in response to the opening for Senior Engineer – Network Reliability position currently available.As my resume indicates, I have graduated my Postgraduate Degree, majoring in Network Engineering from xxx University, Melbourne in December 2010. Since I graduated from my bachelor degree, I knew networking is going to be my field of work. I am lucky to find a job and an expertise that I am passionate about.My working experience will show you a various networking skills I have develop during 6.5 years of working in networking area. These are some work I have involved during my employment year:
  • Create, implement and manage network design including network migration plans.
  • Troubleshoot Local Area Network computer connection issues.
  • Provide post-sales delivery during implementation including site survey, installing and configuring according to design and requirement
  • Provide maintenance and troubleshot network-related service issues including performance, outages, and anomalous behavior
  • Testing and supporting network subnets in various stages of deployment
  • Working with different internal/external project management and technical teams to plan, design, and implement phases of network-related initiatives

Please find my curriculum vitae attached for your detail review and I would welcome the chance to speak with you sometime.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Sincerely yours,
Yudi xxxx

My Cover Letter Review

Hello Yudi,
Very interesting start to your letter. I had to Google "Kia ora" to find that it's an informal "Hi" and means "Be well/healthy."

I really like your bullet points and I think the employer will find them useful, too.

The paragraphs above and below the bullet points need work. They can be edited quite a bit, starting with this:

Kia ora! I am writing in response to the opening for Senior Engineer – Network Reliability .I have a Postgraduate Degree in Network Engineering from xxx University, Melbourne (2010). My work experience during the last 6.5 years includes:

Please find my curriculum vitae attached for your review. I welcome the chance to speak with you .

Revised Version of Yudi's Cover Letter

If you use my edits, here's what your letter would look like:

Dear Recruiter,
Kia ora! I am writing in response to the opening for Senior Engineer – Network Reliability. I have a Postgraduate Degree in Network Engineering from xxx University, Melbourne (2010). My work experience during the last 6.5 years includes:
  • Create, implement and manage network design, including network migration plans.
  • Troubleshoot Local Area Network computer connection issues.
  • Provide post-sales delivery during implementation including site survey, installing and configuring according to design and requirement.
  • Provide maintenance and troubleshooting for network-related service issues including performance, outages, and anomalous behavior.
  • Test and support network subnets in various stages of deployment.
  • Work with different internal/external project management and technical teams to plan, design, and implement phases of network-related initiatives.

Please find my curriculum vitae attached for your review. I welcome the chance to speak with you.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Sincerely yours,
Yudi xxxx

You might want to add a sentence here or there, but not too much. Let the bullet points be the highlight of the letter.

Good luck with your new job in New Zealand!

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Table of Contents

    1. Information Technology (IT) Cover Letter Sample (Image)
    2. Information Technology (IT) Cover Letter (Text Format)
    3. Tips for Writing Your Information Technology (IT) Cover Letter

1. Information Technology (IT) Cover Letter Sample & Resume (Image)

The following images show an Information Technology (IT) cover letter, and its matching resume from the same applicant. This particular candidate is someone with experience as an IT consultant and support analyst, but can still be used as a template for even a fresh-out-of-college graduate.

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2. Information Technology (IT) Cover Letter (Text Format)

[Today’s Date]

341 Company Address

Palo Alto, California, 94301

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

[email protected]

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

Recently my former colleague was hired by [Target Company] as a member of the IT Department, and said that [Target Company] was looking for additional members to join their team. [Target Company] has a reputation of being an excellent place to work, as well as being a place to challenge people well-versed in IT. I thrive under pressure and embrace new challenges, and think I would make a great addition to the company.

Working in IT requires both technical knowledge and the ability to concisely communicate with people. As an IT Support Analyst for Bain Consultants, I was frequently engaged in software support for our clients, who I promptly and efficiently helped with a diverse array of problems. I also assisted in implementing a new program that streamlined service tickets, further boosting our Resolution Rate by 15%. In my current IT Consultant role, I’ve successfully headed numerous projects with budgets exceeding $2 million, while simultaneously providing topflight tech support and infrastructure maintenance.

[Target Company] aspires to boost efficiency in their IT department. I have a track record of doing so, and would be ecstatic to add my experience to the team. Regardless of my role on [Target Company]’s IT staff, I am excited at the opportunity to get on board and help achieve any short-term and long-term goals.

I would love the opportunity to come in for an interview and further discuss how I can immediately contribute to the company. Please contact me at [PHONE] or via email at [EMAIL] so we can arrange a suitable time to meet. Thank you for your consideration, I look forward to hearing back from you.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

3. 4 Tips for Writing Your Information Technology (IT) Cover Letter

1. Avoid jargon overload. Your resume is the ideal place to outline your specific accomplishments and relevant competencies. Instead, use your cover letter to show how these skills could be applied at your new company.

Even if your computer skills are outstanding, don’t forget that people skills are also critically important.

2. Let numbers tell the story. If possible, use concrete statistics to reveal how you improved an area of tech support or increased overall efficiency while working at your previous job. Many hiring managers are looking at these numbers to assess your potential value to the company, so be sure to include them.

3. Examples are a valuable ally. Instead of describing yourself as a “problem solver”, illustrate your problem-solving capabilities with a concise case where you faced a challenge and handled it effectively.

4. Highlight your “team player” attitude. Working in IT requires technical savvy, but it also entails working closely with people who have a very rudimentary understanding of the technology they use every day. Even if your computer skills are outstanding, don’t forget that people skills are also critically important.

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