Cover letter writing is highly overrated – by this, we mean that a lot of people fear the process so much that they often end up not sending a cover letter with their resume. This is a resume killer.
Resumes need a cover letter to accompany them so that the information in them is complemented in a manner consistent with what the hiring authority is looking for.
Writing a cover letter is no big deal – if you have managed to understand the purpose of writing one, that is.
The main purpose of spending all that time and energy in creating a well-placed cover letter is to get a message across to the person who is responsible for giving you a job. When it is time for you to write one, make sure that you have the job advertisement (to which you are applying) in front of you, so that you can refer to it to determine what your main focus should be on.
For reference purposes, refer to the cover letter sample here:
ICT Support Engineer Cover Letter Example
524 Westwood Dr
Maidsville, WV 34231
August 15, 2017
Ms. Miranda Lucas
Human Resource Manager
132 Bowlby Road
Maidsville, WV 26458
Dear Ms. Lucas:
Over the past few years, I have followed the masterful expansion of Ashdown Inc, as well as your leadership in the technology industry. Until recently, it was through publications that I followed your company – now, I know through a trusted source what I believed to be true. You genuinely champion technology innovation and customer service, both of which are of utmost important to me as well!
Anticipating providing benefit of my services as an ICT support engineer to Ashdown Inc, I offer the enclosed resume for your review. You will soon come to the conclusion that my initiative and drive does not end with academia – as a seasoned and resourceful ICT support engineer, I have a lot to offer in terms of quality audit inspections, system reviews, variations identification, corrective plans recommendation, and diagnosing, testing and resolving system problems.
Moreover, developing, maintaining and monitoring appropriate security procedures to safeguard ICT systems from physical harm and viruses, and handling configuration, installation and support of equipment is my niche.
I am very interested in perusing a career with your company. I would greatly appreciate an opportunity to meet with you and further discuss how my qualifications dovetail with your requirements for an A-list employee. I will contact you soon to schedule an interview.
Thank you for your time and consideration.