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In the first of our sample it cover letter, Amit Singh, a senior IT management professional applies for an IT Project Manager position. In the second example, Peter Calderwell, writes a cover letter for IT Support Engineer roles. Both letters follow the same rules in their construction. These letter writing rules apply equally for all IT related applications including IT Manager, Technician, Network Support, Developer, Project Manager and other IT related positions. Here are the guidelines to follow.

Both examples are concise and written in three short paragraphs. You should therefore aim to write your letters using 3-5 short paragraphs. Both letters start with the applicants stating their interests in the respective IT jobs and give reasons why they consider themselves ideal candidates.

The middle section of a letter is your opportunity to briefly explain your remit (current and/or past) highlighting use of relevant skills. This is exactly what both candidates do in the second paragraphs in our sample letters below. In the first sample cover letter, IT management professional Amit Singh highlights various skills he has honed in his professional capacity and lists the operational benefits arising from these highly developed skills. In the second example, Peter Calderwell demonstrates use of relevant IT support skills in similar fashion. When writing your own IT cover letters, try to mention use of relevant skills along with achievements and significant results.

IT cover letters should always conclude in a positive and confident manner. In the third and final paragraph, both candidates conclude their letter by repeating their interest in the jobs and go on to re-state why they are suitable for the posts. Both candidates also show that they have taken the trouble to research the employers and show their enthusiasm at the prospect of contributing as full team members within these organisations. Employers always like be appreciated and demonstrating that you have done your homework will put you in good stead in the recruitment process.

Both these IT cover letter examples can be used as a template for structuring your own letters.




Sample cover letter - IT Project Manager

Amit Singh
120 Golden Lane
Anytown
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Mr Colin Mason
Personnel Manager
ABCD Integrated Systems
120 Technology Boulevard
Any Town
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Dear Mr Mason,

Re: (Enter Position / Ref here)

Please find attached my Curriculum Vitae for the position of IT Project Manager. The position seems an ideal prospect in view of my solid technical expertise and experience in project management. I believe I am aptly suited for the role and consider its challenges as an ideal opportunity for me to advance and further my career. As you can see from my resume, I have amassed over 15 years experience as an IT Project Manager with solid background in Network Engineering, Architecture and Requirement Management Infrastructural Developments.

I am presently Infrastructure Architect at ABCD Group and have been in this post for over seven years. One of the biggest projects I managed involved implementation of a comprehensive Campus network infrastructure based on Cisco design best practices. The Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture deployed incorporated a core infrastructure of switching and routing with technologies including Cisco Unified Communication, and advanced security. Prior to this I worked as Infrastructure Manager at XYZ Systems and directed a software development team implement a range of ground-breaking and innovative mobile based applications. My progressive experience has helped hone sound project management skills leading to cost reductions gained from improved system performance and reduced project development time. I achieve these goals through successful collaborations with stakeholders, sound strategic planning, effective team management and prudent resource allocations.

I am confident that the IT Project Manager position would utilize the knowledge and skills I have gained through my education and professional experience. Having researched ABCD Integrated Systems, I am impressed at its excellent record in systems architecture design and I'm keen about the prospect of making a real contribution with an industry leader in software systems engineering. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,


Amit Singh







IT cover letter example for Support Technician application

Peter Calderwell
320 Elgin Square
AnyTown
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Mr Winston Batty
Personnel Manager
ABCD Computer Solutions
Network House, 22 Technology Avenue
Any Town
Post/zip code


Dear Mr Batty,

Re: (Enter Position / Ref here)

I am applying for the vacant IT Support Engineer position and attach my resume/CV for your consideration. I feel well suited for this role and see it as an ideal opportunity for me to progress within my career, having already acquired over eight years significant and progressive experience as an IT Support Engineer within a medium size company.

I am IT Support Engineer at XYZ Network Support, a role in which I have amassed solid experience providing comprehensive IT hardware support and maintenance of PCs, printers and associated equipment. I provide 1st and 2nd line IT support, build / upgrade PCs, install / configure computer systems and resolve network issues. I have become highly proficient in providing creative solutions for both desktop and system issues and I'm readily able to troubleshoot internal software and hardware issues. The position has provided me with the opportunity to work as a member of a solutions-orientated team, developing my analytical capabilities and troubleshooting skills, increasing my ability to gather and synthesise information to solve complex hardware and system problems swiftly and independently. Prior to this I worked as IT technician at ABC Systems Hardware and performed system implementations and testing, resolving issues as they arise.

I am resourceful, motivated and highly creative in providing solutions to technical issues. Having researched your organization, I believe the company's large size, leading position in systems support and the opportunities it provides for staff development offers the enabling environment upon which I can grow professionally and personally. I hope therefore, that on consideration of my CV, you will be persuaded of my potential to perform well as IT Support Engineer with ABCD Computer Solutions. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,


Peter Calderwell

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