Computer science cover letter
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As a computer science professional, you know just how important attention to detail is. To be considered for top computer science jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for technology. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for computer science, or download the computer science cover letter template in Word.
Jobs for computer science professionals are projected to grow by 19% (or 5,400 jobs), which is much faster than average, from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: California, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, and Washington; and in the following metropolitan areas: Washington D.C.; San Jose, CA; New York City; Seattle; and Los Angeles.
As a computer scientist, you can expect to earn a median wage of $114,520 per year, or $55.06 per hour, according to the BLS.
Additionally, you can learn about technology careers and look for computer science jobs on Monster. Then, take a look at our list of common computer science interview questions and answers to prepare for your job interviews.
Computer science cover letter template
Sometown, NJ 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
October 4, 2017
Ms. Lori Hopkins
VP of Information Technology
245 Maple St.
Sometown, NJ 55555
Dear Ms. Hopkins:
I found your posting on Monster for a network administrator and knew I wanted to apply immediately. ABC Corporation’s reputation for responsive service and proactive support differentiates your company from the rest, and I would like to be part of your dynamic team.
Since graduating from XYZ College with a BS in computer science, I have worked for three years as a network administrator for DEF Company. In this role, I am valued as a solutions-focused manager of networks, IT systems, user support functions and technology projects. I have experience in all areas covered in your job ad, including:
- Network and Server Design and Administration
- LAN, WAN, VPN, SAN and VoIP Infrastructure
- Network Analysis and Optimization
- System Security, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans
- Cloud Computing and Data Storage
- Enterprise System and Software Implementations
Known as a keen technical trouble-shooter, I am dedicated to providing cost-effective and expedient solutions optimizing network stability and security; improving performance of systems and equipment; and resolving issues such as network crashes, system slowdowns and virus outbreaks.
At DEF Company, I provide world-class service technical support in an enterprise environment, and I am confident I would quickly become a productive network administrator at ABC Corporation. If you agree, please call me at (555) 555-5555 to set up an interview.
I look forward to your response.
“Barbara is my right hand in maintaining a high-integrity network environment. Her proactive network monitoring, performance tuning and troubleshooting skills ensure that our systems operate at their full potential.” — B. Frazier, IT Director, DEF Company
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