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In the sample technical cover letter below John Hartford applies for a Technical Support Technician position and writes a good letter using 3 short paragraphs. When writing your own letter try to limit the length to 3-5 paragraphs, irrespective of your technical discipline or level of experience.

As John Hartford does in the technical cover letter sample, begin your letter in a positive manner, confirm your interest for the job and explain the reasons you believe make you an ideal candidate for the job.

In the middle part of the letter, John Hartford expands on his current role and highlights relevant technical skills he uses daily in his job. When writing your own cover letter for technical positions, also try to highlight use of technical skills that are relevant to the position you are seeking.

This technical cover letter example ends in the final third paragraph with John Hartford again stating his interest in the vacant Technical Support Technician pposition and re-iterates the reasons that make him an ideal candidate for the job. Try to incorporate these simple rules when opening and closing your letters.

You can use the sample letter as a template to help you compose and structure your own letters. Here is John Hartford's letter example:

John Hartford
110 Meyer Close
Post/zip code
[ Enter your telephone here ]
[ Enter your mobile here ]
[ Enter your Email here ]

[ Enter date here ]

Mrs Jill Webster
Personnel Manager
ABCD Technical Services
220 Hi-Tech Avenue
Any Town
Post/zip code

Dear Mrs Webster,

Re: (Enter Position / Ref here)

I attach my resume / CV in response to the advertised Technical Support Technician position. Having been in the field for over seven, years, I am suitably qualified and the position is an ideal opportunity for advancement in my career. I now seek new a challenge and the possibility of progression within network support, to build upon the strong and highly relevant skills I have already attained.

I am currently Network Technician at XYZ Technical Support Ltd and have been in this post for over five years, amassing and honing comprehensive technical networking skills. I deliver 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier IT support across broad disciplines, including hardware, software, troubleshooting, installations, testing, reporting, vendor relationships, customer service and process improvements.

I believe I am a suitable candidate for the position in view of my experience and long term interest in networking and IT support. I hope in considering my application, you will be persuaded of my potential to perform well as Technical Support Technician. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,

John Hartford

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