Sample Cover Letter #3:
January 30, 2010
Mr. John M. Curtis
55 Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10081
Dear Mr. Curtis:
As an experienced computer programmer who recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree
in electrical engineering at Rochester Polytechnic Institute, I am writing to apply for the
advertised job of software designer with the HAL Corporation. I am interested in a position
that will allow me to combine the talents I have developed in both computer programming
and electrical engineering. As you can see from the attached resume, I have extensive
experience in many related fields, and I would enjoy the opportunity to join your team.
I am proud of the fact that I have financed my entire education through scholarships and
summer jobs directly related to my field of study. This work experience has enhanced my
appreciation for a career in software design. I have learned as much from my summer jobs
as I did from my academic studies. For example, during the summer of 1986, while
working for IBM in Boca Raton, Florida, I gained a great deal of practical experience in the
field of electronic circuit logic and driver design. When I returned to school in the fall and
took Computer Hardware Design, I found that my experience with IBM had thoroughly
prepared me for the subject. Likewise, I hope the experience and education described in my
resume suggest how I might be of service to HAL.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how I might best assist HAL in fulfilling its
present corporate needs. I look forward to hearing back from you soon regarding your
decision. I intend to follow-up on the status of this application next week.
Thank you for your consideration.