This is a sample manager cover letter for an IT Project Manager. The applicant John Smith has 7 years of experience in the IT industry with 4 years as a team leader.
The achievement he was most proud of was being the team leader for a large ERP Project. In the project, he managed 15 programmers and finished his part of the project ahead of time and under budget. All in all, he has been the team leader for 18 projects, all of which were either on or ahead of time and under budget. First, lets analyze the job and decide on the first sentence. We decided that the involvement in such projects was what the employer was looking for. We open with:
A proven track record in delivering projects ahead of time and under budget.
Next, we look at what skills the employers needs in the job. We identified that they are looking for 3 key skills. They are, delivering the project on time and on budget, managing teams of programmers, and someone with ERP experience.
We will highlight these:
As you can see from the cover letter sample above, it will get you pass the shortlisting stage and maybe even the job.
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