Resume Cover Letter

Software Developer Cover Letter

A resume typically presents details not found in a cover letter. This cover letter is different in indicating qualities not covered in the resume. Bullets and boldfacing call attention to these qualities.

Sample Software Developer Cover Letter

Elizabeth Bennet
2365 S Mayfield Ave • Chicago, IL 60652 • Cell: (123)-555-1234

January 30, 2010

Paul Smith
2365 S Mayfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60652
Cell: (123)-555-1234

Dear Mr. Smit:

I read your advertisement for a Software Developer with considerable interest, as my background and skills meet your requirements for this position. Therefore, please accept my resume for your review and allow me to explain briefly the positive qualities I can bring to your company.

Because my resume contains the specifics regarding my BBA degree, educational awards, and technical competencies in areas such as object-oriented programming, I will not need to go into detail here about these particular items. Instead, I'd like to point out a few of my qualities not covered on the resume that I would contribute to help your organization meet its development project objectives:

  • Highly focused work ethic-I maintain a strong focus on "getting the job done right" in a field where the back-and-forth nature of the project cycle can lead to getting sidetracked and committing errors.
  • Ability to modify communications-I am skilled in altering my communications to gain understanding from end users with minimal IT knowledge and team members with limited English skills.
  • Enthusiastic attitude-I truly enjoy software engineering and the challenges inherent in an everchanging, leading-edge field. To this end, I always enjoy learning about emerging industry trends.

Companies today need more than "technologists" to ensure the success of high-priority goals; they need individuals who can also master the teamwork, the communications, and the relationship-building side of projects. I am the type of person who would bring this balance of technical and nontechnical skills to help your firm achieve success. I am available immediately for a personal interview and offer you competence, dedication, and a strong work ethic.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you.


Elizabeth Bennet


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