What makes your cover letter stand out to employers?

Senior Technical Recruiter, Indeed
J. Palmer

I’m an experienced recruiter and I’ve been a hiring manager, too. I’ve seen the same mistakes again and again throughout my career. But if you take a little extra time to avoid these common problems, your cover letter should really stand out!

Remember these four questions to help you write a successful cover letter and get hired:

  • Why do you want to work for the company? What interests you about them?
    • Talk about how your personality and skills align with what they do
  • Why are you a good fit for this company and the job?
    • Write about how your past work, life experiences and skills meet the important requirements of the job
  • How are you personalizing this cover letter sample?
    • Tailor your cover letter to the job you’re applying for
    • Address the cover letter to whoever will be reading it. If you don’t know who will be reading it, you can address it as “To the Hiring Committee” or “To the Hiring Manager”
  • Have you proofread your cover letter?
    • Make sure to check for correct spelling and grammar before sending out your cover letter!
September 17, 2019

[Your Name]

  • [e-mail]
  • [Phone Number]

Hi Sam,

I eat, sleep, and breathe computer software. This has been the case since childhood. There is something about finding and managing the right software that keeps me guessing in the best way. As I previously mentioned, I knew that I wanted to be involved in the information technology field from a young age. I’ve maintained my passion throughout school and now work; I am confident that my experience would make me a great candidate for your open Information Technology technician position at Davis Software.

I have worked at Argo Computers for over four years, where I am the Information Technology Technician for a bustling computer specialty office. During my tenure in this position, I’ve strengthened my information technology skills, managing everything from firewalls and setting up new equipment, all the way to ordering new equipment and resolving troubleshooting inquiries.

Beyond my organizational and technological skills, I am a proactive employee. Instead of solely reacting to IT crises in the moment –– which I have absolutely done, of course –– I focus on being proactive. This has allowed me to prevent many IT issues and ensured that I always help our organization stay ahead of the curve.

I’m familiar with the history and legacy of Davis Software. When I graduated college it was my goal to work for your company one day. I was overjoyed to see you had an open position in your Information Technology department and I hope you’ll consider me for the position.

I’d love to speak to you about how I would be a good fit to join your team as an Information Technology Technician. I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience and can be reached via phone or email. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon.

How to write an it support cover letter?

  • Include your full name and contact information at the top of your cover letter
  • Start the cover letter by respectfully addressing the recipient by name
  • Mention where you found the job posting and your interest in the opportunity
  • Use the first paragraph to explain why you would be a great hire as the it support
  • Briefly discuss your experiences, qualifications and accomplishments related to this opportunity
  • Thank the reader and express interest in discussing the role in more detail
  • End the cover letter with a professional sign-off and your full name
  • Your cover letter should be one-page or or less in length