Yes, a cover letter is a necessity when applying for an application support analyst job. No, you cannot write just anything in a cover letter!
Cover letters are professional pieces of writing which concentrate on your competencies, skills and qualifications for the job that you are applying for.
The employer does not know who you are – the cover letter is a great way of introducing yourself to someone who has the power to give you the job that you have been aspiring to obtain for a long time.
But not all cover letters have the capacity to lure the hiring manager into reading the resume. A cover letter has to be outstanding for it to receive attention. Here is a sample that you can follow to write your own:
58 West Street
Redmond, WA 25110
December 29, 2016
Mr. Donald Hamilton
55 667the Street
Redmond, WA 12803
Dear Mr. Hamilton:
As a specialist in advanced data analytics, I would like to offer my experience and qualifications to Intertek in the capacity of Application Support Analyst. With demonstrated ability to support, optimize and customize data analysis software, I believe that I can easily live up to the high standards of work that Intertek is so famous for.
Specializing in advanced data analytics, I offer:
• Documented success in implementing solutions to ensure that clients’ systems are fully operational, with minimal downtime.
• Highly experienced in determining system problems, resolving issues, managing root cause analysis, and handling major incident management duties.
• Exceptionally talented in providing technical support to the system with special focus on data monitoring and integrity.
• Track record of effectively ensuring that all database applications operate within an IT environment that is safe, secure and resilient against threats.
This is just a small percentage of what I offer in the role of an application support analyst. I would be happy to articulate other qualifications that I possess in a face to face meeting with you. I will get in touch with you soon regarding this – if you need to reach me before that, I will be available at (888) 888-8888.