Cover Letter It Job Samples

Information Technology cover letters are of exceptional importance as they serve as a human interface between the technical terminology of the resume and the human behind said technical expertise.

Whereas most cover letters only have to paraphrase the qualifications of the resume, the IT cover letter has to first translate and then paraphrase the applicant’s qualifications that make them a good fit for the position.

Below are examples of a highly qualified IT resume and a matching cover letter to accompany it.

You can compare the resume sample to the cover letter template to see how you can draft your own targeted cover letter.

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(Manager’s Name)

HR Manager

Company Name

Company Address

Date

Dear Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. (Manager’s Name)

This email is in regards to my interest in applying for the POSITION position recently posted through WEBSITE website. With my skill-set and competencies I am more than able to investigate several forensic examination processes and monitor security systems for multiple fortune 500 companies.

While pursuing an Associate Degree in Information Security and Digital Forensics from Trident Community College, I have developed skills in reverse engineering, computer forensics, networking and information security. This knowledge has enabled me to operate in Windows and Linux platforms and master multiple security principles.

I started my career as an Information Security Intern with Chicago Government in May 2011. Working under the direction of senior members, I monitored the overall security of the system and investigated likely loopholes. Utilizing my academic and professional knowledge, I dedicated two years with Technology Smart while working in the capacity of Network Operations Center Monitoring Technician. Here I gained an opportunity to work in a Datacenter environment, improve existing documentation systems and implement stringent measures to improve the overall network security.

I currently work as a Security Operations Center Security Analyst with Security Professionals Inc., where I have been able to further strengthen my technical acumen.

I have attached my resume highlighting my academic and professional skills and look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours sincerely

Name

Address

T: Phone number

E: email address

You can either include a few small paragraphs summarizing key strengths or bullet points in the body, both are acceptable.

Remember, many applications are screened by multiple people, and in large corporations this may include a head Human Resources manager or director as well as a departmental manager or director. So, while a highly technical IT resume is useful in communicating specific technical skills in very technical language, a well written cover letter should communicate the same qualification level to an HR Manager that might not be as technically versed as a department head.

For these reasons it’s good to mix in different key strengths into the cover letter instead of listing just hard or soft skills exclusively. For example, listing both team collaboration skills alongside python development skills shows a great balance between technical know-how and social ability. It is combinations such as these that will help IT candidates stand out from their peers.

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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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