The following is an example of a cover letter designed for technical support or help desk positions. When writing a cover letter for a tech position, it's important to be specific. The hiring manager will need to know what technology you have supported, the hard and soft skills you can offer the organization, and how you can help the company if you were to be hired.
What to Include in the Cover Letter
The first paragraph of your cover letter should express your interest in the advertised position, mention the source where you learned about the job and, most importantly, include the title of the job for which you're applying.
The middle paragraph(s) of your letter should describe your qualifications for the job. In this section, you should focus on how the skills, training, and experience you possess align with the specific requirements listed in the employer’s job announcement. If you can, try to provide quantifiable examples (with percentages, numbers, or dollar figures) of significant work achievements to exemplify exactly how you have successfully performed the required elements of the job in the past. These accomplishments will help to separate you from your competition and ensure that the hiring manager is intrigued enough to read your attached resume.
The closing paragraph will thank the hiring manager and can mention how you will follow up on the status of your job application.
Make sure you know the proper cover letter and paragraph guidelines before you start writing your own letter.
Sample Cover Letter for a Technical Support/Help Desk Position
This is a sample cover letter for a technical support position. Download the cover letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.
Sample Cover Letter for a Technical Support (Text Version)
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Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:
I am very interested in the Help Desk Technical Support position that you have advertised on Indeed.com. I believe my training, experience, and proven ability as a Tier One Technical Support Specialist and Help Desk Technician will allow me to significantly contribute to the productivity and quality of your company's IT division.
In reviewing the attached resume, you will note that I have acquired valuable experience in all facets of troubleshooting, installations, and maintenance for various desktop operations, hardware, and software. I possess a unique talent for translating highly complex technical information into terms and concepts that the end-users can readily grasp. These skills have enabled me, in my most recent position, to reduce our response time to trouble tickets by 45%, vastly improving our client satisfaction ratios.
Furthermore, I am multi-task oriented, enjoy a challenge, and continually stay abreast of the latest advancements in the IT field.
If you are seeking an IT professional who has excellent people and problem-solving skills and who can easily provide optimum support to your MIS operations, then please consider what I have to offer.
I believe it would be mutually beneficial for us to meet and discuss the goals of your company and how my technical abilities can help you achieve those goals. I will call your office in a few days to inquire about the possibility of a meeting.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Signature (hard copy letter)
Sending an Email Cover Letter
If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message so that the employer understands that it is a response to their job posting. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the appropriate salutation.