Cover Letter Software Engineer Example

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Software Engineer Cover Letter

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Cover Letter Software Engineer

My name is Linda Smith, and I’ve been working as Software Engineer at [Current Employer] in London for six years. It’s been a gratifying job where I’ve been in a position to grow over the years, but I am not the type to turn down a new challenge.

When I read about the position as Software Engineer at [Company name], it piqued my interest right away. The position, as described, offers exactly the kind of challenge I’ve been looking for.

I’m confident that I can meet, and even exceed, the expectations you have on your new software engineer.

There are many reasons for this, but I would like to emphasize the following:

First and foremost, I know that my previous work experiences have given my the knowledge and skills required to be able to handle and learn the tasks that are essential to the Software Engineer position. Aside from providing me with the tools to handle the challenges any company in the transport industry might face, my work as Software Engineer at [Current Employer] has also allowed me to explore my interest in testing and monitoring and development. Furthermore, I have gained experience in working in an international environment, which I believe would be very useful when working as a Software Engineer.

In addition to these experiences, I also bring with me a solid education. My Master’s degree in software engineering from Durham University is a good fit for the job requirements and my years of schooling have also honed my ability to learn new things quickly.

Last, but perhaps most importantly, I strongly believe that my personal traits make me the right person for [Company name]. In terms of my role as a professional, I have always prided myself on being structured and creative. I know that my clear and direct communication style will help me succeed and I am a person who takes great pride in being a loyal employee and colleague who would never talk behind other people’s backs.

I hope that this brief presentation of who I am has been of interest to you, and that I will be afforded the chance of an interview with you. I am convinced that I would be able to meet and exceed the [Company name]’s expectations of a Software Engineer, and I would relish the opportunity to prove it.

Yours truly,

Linda

How did we create this cover letter?

The examples in this list are created in our Cover Letter Generator, which you find here. The structure behind these texts is the proven rhetoric disposition that was invented in ancient Greece more than 2000 years ago. They say wine gets better with age, well, that doesn’t really go for the rhetoric disposition. It was brilliant in the beginning, and it is still brilliant.

Its main parts are the following:

a) Introduction
Spark your reader’s curiosity! Write something that makes the recipient remember you and want to continue reading.

b) Background
What is it that made you want you want to do what you do? What are you currently working on? What are you looking for?

c) The statement of the case
Your statement is, of course, that you are the perfect match for the job.

d) Argumentation
This is your time to shine. Describe why you are perfect for the role. Adapt the text to the most important parts of the job described in the ad. Try to find examples of what you’ve done that prove that you meet the specific requirements.

e) The conclusion
You have the opportunity to be creative here – feel free to finish up with a “call-to-action”, that they really should meet with you. It could also be a brief summary or any other creative idea that you come up with, something that makes the recipient want to take the next step with you.

Read more about the rhetoric disposition here.

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