Letters by Sector: IT System
The convenience of online application has lead many IT systems professionals to skin sending a cover letter, but that’s a terrible mistake. Even though recruiters get tons of applications each day, they tend to read ever cover letter that comes their way. The cover letter is their way to determine if the candidate really did their research on the job posting.
To make your letter stand out, show the recruiter you meet or exceed the job requirements. Always craft your letter to the specific job description. When hiring managers see that the applicant addresses the job directly rather than sending a generic letter, they are more likely to be move on to an interview. You can talk about your factual experience, and how these experiences can contribute to the growth of the organization.
Accompany your skills with a passionate tune. Recruitment is more likely to notice cover letters that relays a sense of passion for the industry. Include a line that relays your passion and speaks to the employer’s needs -- the combination of a tailored letter with a passionate tune will surely make a mark on any recruiter!