Software Program Manager Cover Letter
The Your Requirements… My Qualifications format was used because the applicant was a perfect match to the job ad he was responding to. This format and boldfacing show off the applicant's skills.
Sample Software Program Manager Cover Letter
March 14, 2010
6901 West Main 26 Street
Dear Mr. Lawrence:
I read your recent ad for a Software Program Manager on Monster.com with interest, as it seems a perfect match to my background and experience. As a software program manager with expertise in managing successful software projects in the $10K to $5 million range, I bring the kind of experience needed to get the job done, on time and at or under budget. Allow me to highlight my skills as they relate to your stated requirements and interests:
|YOUR REQUIREMENTS||MY QUALIFICATIONS|
|Bachelor's degree in related area or 3+ years of project management experience in a software development environment.||Bachelor's degree in computers and 3+ years of project management experience in a software development environment. Strong record of delivering project results.|
|Demonstrated knowledge of development processes, metrics, project planning, and project management.||Significant background as a programmer/software developer, 3+ years of project management experience, and project management certification (PMP).|
|Good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Experience with MS Project a plus.||Strong skills in MS Word, Excel, and Project.|
As an additional plus, I possess an understanding of user interface design and usability through my experience as both a programmer and a project/program manager.
I look forward to an interview with you so that we can discuss specific examples where I have used these skills to positively influence my employer's bottom line. I will follow up with you in the next week.
Thank you for your time and consideration.