How To Write A Cover Letter For An Entry Level IT Job

Posted by | July 18, 2016 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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As a job seeker, it is important that you know the importance of a Cover Letter when sending in your job applications. Unless the job requirements demand that you apply with only your CV, you should always accompany a Cover Letter along with the CV.

Why? Because the Cover Letter is where you tell the hiring company or recruiting firm what you were not able to do in the CV, such as a gap in your work experience or a lay off. You are also able to provide information on who you are and what you are looking for, all in one page.

So, how should a cover letter for an IT job read? Here’s a sample

Sample Cover Letter For Entry Level IT Job

“Your Name Here”
P.O Boz XXXX – 20200
Nakuru

17th July, 2016.

The Human Resource Manager
XYZ Company
P.O Box ZZZZ-00100
Nairobi
Dear Sir/Madam

Re: Application For The Position Of ICT Officer
I hereby submit my application for the position of ICT Officer at your company. As a highly qualified IT professional, I believe my skills and experience in computer software and hardware configuration match the requirements you seek in this job.

Working as an IT support intern for 6 months at XYZ Company, I was tasked with various ICT duties that include verifying proper working of peripherals, integrating new technologies to existing systems and setting up as well as implementing system security policies for users.

This experience has presented me with the opportunity to better my problem solving approach and improve on my communication skills, which I am confident, will come in handy when dealing with clients. In addition to my degree, I am also a Microsoft Certified IT professional and believe I am the best candidate for this job.

I look forward to an interview where we can discuss the value I will be bringing your company. Please find attached my CV for your perusal.

Sincerely,
“Your Name Here”