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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Information Technology (IT) CL Templates
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.
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.
Other Useful IT Specific Cover Letter Resources
Dice News How To Write Unbeatable IT Cover Letters
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Cover Letter Samples
Manager cover letter sample
Looking to score top management jobs? Use this guide to help you craft a top-notch cover letter.
Managers, use this guide to help you craft a top-notch cover letter.
A great manager needs a great cover letter. You need to convince recruiters that you've been successful at managing people or projects in the past, and that you'll bring the same gusto to their organization. Use the below sample to guide you as you write your cover letter.
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1704 Maple Ave. | Sometown, IN 47250 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Katy Smith
Director of Distribution Operations
2000 Industrial Ave.
Sometown, IN 47250
Re: Warehouse Manager (Job #: 5587), advertised on Monster
Dear Ms. Smith:
I was intrigued when I found your warehouse manager job posting, as I know I could positively contribute to your operation. Since earning my promotion to warehouse manager for XYZ Company’s 35,000-square-foot distribution center three years ago, I have received consistent commendations for achieving gains in productivity, safety and efficiency—accomplished during a time of significant budget cuts.
Your warehouse operation would benefit from my proven success in:
- Launching 5S and other lean-manufacturing programs to elevate the efficiency and effectiveness of the distribution center.
- Overseeing inventory management, stock controls, pick/pack operations, and order processing for high-volume shipping and receiving operations.
- Supervising and scheduling unionized workforces of up to 20 employees per shift within a 24x7 environment.
- Upgrading SAP warehouse management systems to improve inventory management and distribution accuracy.
- Developing and leading training programs to improve employee productivity, job satisfaction and workplace morale.
- Accelerating order fulfillment to achieve a 28% reduction in order-processing time, which helped retain and grow business from key accounts.
I recently learned that my employer plans to close the Indianapolis distribution center later this year. It offered me a warehouse manager position at its Minneapolis site, but family responsibilities prevent me from relocating at this time.
If you agree that my qualifications perfectly match your requirements, please call me at (555) 555-5555 to arrange an interview. Thank you for considering my credentials, and I look forward to learning more about this exciting opportunity.
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