Are you writing a cover letter for a job as a Software Engineer? Use this example as a template for your cover letter. In addition, you can use the example to write a cover letter for other engineering and development jobs.
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.