A Sample Cover Letter for an IT Professional

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! 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 have graduated my a 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 found a job and an expertise that I am passionate about.My working experience will show you a various networking skills I have develop during the last 6.5 years of working in networking area. These are some work I have involved during my employment year includes:

Please find my curriculum vitae attached for your detail review. and I would welcome the chance to speak with you sometime.

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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