We’ve composed this Data Developer sample cover letter to give you ideas on how to complete your application for that dream job. Run through it and then go on to read a more detailed overview of each section of the cover letter and HR tips on how to write them best.
The header of your cover letter is basically your full name and contact information. It’s the easiest section of the cover letter and the quickest one to write — which makes it a great place to get started when you are staring at a blank page.
Begin with your full name and relevant credentials. You can also add your city and state — however, including your full home address is not recommended. Add a phone number and email you can be contacted at. It’s also recommended that you add a link to your account on professional social media (like LinkedIn). By clicking the link, your potential employer will get a quick overview of who you are as a specialist. Make sure that your profile is complete and up to date. It’s also a good idea to add the date to your header so that the hiring manager can see that the cover letter is recent.
Cover letter greeting
Try to find the name of the person you are writing to and use it in the greeting of your cover letter. You can check the job ad’s details, the company’s website or its social media pages for the right information. If you can’t find the name of the hiring manager, you can use a standard form of address like “Dear Hiring Manager”. It’s best to avoid using a phrase like “To Whom It May Concern” as it’s rather outdated.
Cover letter introduction
With this section, you should get the person reading your letter interested in what’s to come next and your resume. It’s a good place to briefly explain how you heard about the opening and why you are applying for this position in this particular company.
Main cover letter paragraphs
After the introduction, it’s time to elaborate on what makes you the best candidate for the job. This is not the time to be shy or vague. Here, you can briefly outline your career path — but focus only on the key milestones that have made you the professional you are today.
Next, get into your skill set. Explain that you are well-aware of all the responsibilities the job of a data developer entails and that you are fully up for the challenge. This is also a good place to highlight earlier professional achievements that you are most proud of. You can present them as a bulleted list so that this section “jumps off the page” when the hiring manager looks over your cover letter.
While this is the most important part of your letter, it shouldn’t be longer than two or three paragraphs. Be concise and focus on what will really make your application stand out. Sum up by emphasizing why you believe you will be a valuable asset to the team.
Cover letter conclusion and sign-off
It’s best to finish off your cover letter with a call to action. Mention that you will be awaiting a response and feedback on your application. You can also say when you can start the new job or when you will be available for an interview. Make sure to thank the HR professional for their time at the end of your cover letter.
You can finish the cover letter with the same information you have in your header. Include your full name and the way in which you prefer to be contacted: your phone number, email address, etc.
We hope this sample cover letter has given you some ideas for how to structure and word your letter. If you are looking for more information, we suggest you look over our guide on how to
write a cover letter and common mistakes to avoid to make sure that your application is as strong as it can be.
Alex Miller is a writer, editor, and HR manager who specializes in education and counseling. He was born in Slovenia and moved to the USA as a teen. Alex loves to travel and explore old towns. He is passionate about psychology, literature, and good food.