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A cover letter is very important when it comes to job search. In most cases a cover letter can determine whether your CV is looked at or not. Therefore, it is important to ensure the cover letter is done well.

Here is how to go about writing a Sample Cover Letter for IT Jobs

1. Address it to the Hiring Manager

It is very important that when you are writing your cover letter, you address it to the person who will receive it by name if possible. Before applying for the job try finding out who will receive your application.

Ensure that you use their last name when addressing them and not their first name.

By doing this you will show the hiring manager that you were truly interested in the position and as such took time to do some research as opposed to using the generic Dear Sir/Madam salutation. Also, people like being referred to by their name.

So for example instead of using Dear Sir/Madam use something like Dear Wanjiku.

2. Tailor your cover letter to your industry

Even though you are in IT, it doesn’t mean that every IT position you apply for will be the same. Different companies have different job descriptions for every position.

Therefore, when you are applying for an IT assistant position in different companies, your cover Letter for the jobs should be somewhat different.

Remember, a cover letter is used to show the hiring manager that you are indeed the best candidate for the position. Therefore, your Cover Letter should show that you have the skills required in the job description.

It is then obvious that you cannot use the same Cover letter for every IT job you apply for.

3. Show that you can add value to the Company

Organisations do not hire people in order to help them. They do it so that the company itself can benefit from having good talent.

Therefore, the trick to you getting a job is ensuring that in your cover letter you clearly show that you will be an asset to the company. Your IT cover letter needs to show that you are indeed valuable to the company.

So, instead on focusing on how much the job will benefit you, focus on how the company will benefit by hiring you.

4. Be Passionate

When writing your cover letter for IT Jobs it is important that you show that you truly are passionate about the position.

By showing you are passionate about the position, you can convince the hiring manager that you will do your best to succeed in the position.

Here is a sample  Cover letter for an IT Assistant Job

“Your Name Here”
P.O Box 1234 – 20200
Nairobi
28th March, 2017.

The Human Resource Manager
XYZ Company
P.O Box 45678-00100
Nairobi

Dear Wanjiru,

Re: Application For An IT Assistant Job

I read your posting for a new IT Assistant with interest. My experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking at your company, in particular my role as an IT Assistant at ABC Company. I am certain I would make a valuable addition to your organization.

In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for IT support. I am extremely enthusiastic about working with your company and would welcome the opportunity to contribute to your ongoing success.

Please review my attached CV for additional details regarding my expertise and career achievements. I will follow up to request an appointment to discuss how my experience and background meet your needs.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

“Your Name”

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The writer is a Digital marketer at Career Point Kenya. Email: michelle@careerpointkenya.co.ke