Skip cover letters and you can say goodbye to the interview. Imagine receiving a resume only, without a cover letter saving its reputation. It is a complete put-off. Why? Resumes are long and laborious to read and compute. Many employers do not even bother giving resumes more than a cursory glance. Cover letters are a different ballgame altogether. They provide readers with valuable information that they may not find in a resume even if they read one in detail – which they seldom do.
If we sum up the widely held opinion of people in the employment business, we will discover that a staggering 86% of cover letters are considered valuable! Does it now make sense to write a network engineer cover letter to send along with your resume? Of course, it does!
So will your cover letter for network engineer resume save the day? It actually depends on how you write it. Choice or words and relevance of information decides if your cover letter really will be considered the best amongst the lot. What else do cover letters do that resumes fail at? Making your communication skills obvious. Resumes are all about a hoard of information placed in prescribed formats but cover letters are not – they provide insight into your communication skills primarily and this is important to all employers, regardless of the industry.
58 7th Street, Apt 55
Burlington, VT 25210
December 7, 2015
Mr. Dustin Crawford
21 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05421
Dear Mr. Crawford:
The constantly changing face of technology does not overwhelm me – in fact, it excites me to be able to brush up my skills and walk hand in hand with technology in all its glory! My experience in network engineering is quite extensive, beginning when networks were merely on the LAN level. Since I have evolved with technology, you will find that my abilities are much above those of my peers. Some of them include:
• Track record of utilizing complex network analysis tools to effectively resolve network performance problems
• First-hand experience in performing network packet inspections, traffic analysis and performance characterization
• Expert insight into all aspects of IPV4 and IPV6 and TCP/IP
• Demonstrated ability to install patching, test and deploy workstation and server updates using complex configuration tools such as AbsoluteManage
As a resume is limited in the information, I would appreciate a personal meeting. Please do not hesitate to call me at (444) 444-4444 if you need further information regarding my suitability for a network engineer position at Globecomme Systems.
Thank you for your time and consideration.