Cover letter writing for entry level software engineers

By | April 27, 2017

Are you looking for your first job?

With about thousands of software engineers graduating every year, do you find yourself one among a herd of sheep when you set out to find your first job? Well, trust me this can be hard. With no hands-on experience and a degree that is possessed by almost everyone in the trade, you need to raise your bars an extra high in order to stand out and get noticed in the rat race.

So how is it done?

A good resume will definitely help you in your job search. But for it to not go overlooked by recruiters, a cover letter is a very vital component. It will help you to brief yourself, your skills, work-related ambitions, and any remarkable accomplishments relevant to the position you’re applying for. Mention any technical certifications or achievements acquired to increase your chances of being heard in the crowd.

Taking the time to write a good cover letter shows your interest in the job and is often appreciated by employers. However, keep in mind that a cover letter is only a brief enclosing letter and therefore needs to be short and precise.

Sample cover letter format for a fresh graduate in IT



Recruiter Name,

Job Title



Dear Sir,

I would like to apply for the position of Associate Software Engineer you advertised at your company website. I am a B.Tech graduate in IT from a reputed institution with a G.P.A of 7.4 and adequate expertise in Java and C++ programming. I have also successfully undergone a certification programme in MS Office tools as you can find in my enclosed resume. I am confident that I have the required qualifications and skills to bring great success to this position.

As mentioned, I’ve enclosed my resume for your consideration. Should you be interested in my skills, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am eagerly looking forward to be part of your esteemed organization.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,

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