New York City, New York
March 1, 2021
Ms. Helena Chang
I am writing to apply for the IT Specialist position at Company Z as advertised on Linkedin. I am keen to apply my knowledge and skills gained through both university study and industry-related work experience.
My interest in Information Technology has developed during an internship at Company A where I used my skills to design custom systems and procedures to improve the company’s efficiency. My contributions included a desktop imaging software that cut desktop installation by 60%, helping manage automated recovery procedures for client technology systems to ensure continuous availability and 99% uptime. I also worked with network security, adding intrusion detection and advanced firewall techniques, which significantly reduced security helpdesk calls by 65%.
During my work at Company A, I was able to assist in managing the migration of the company’s files from an on-premise server to the cloud by utilizing OneDrive servers. This was an exciting project, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was an excellent opportunity to interact with the company’s IT staff and to use my technical skills in designing a custom solution for the company’s cloud migration.
Working at Company Z will provide me the opportunity to fulfill my desire to become an IT Specialist. I am a quick learner, who is both self-motivated and a team player. I have proven my ability to complete challenging assignments and to work on projects independently. I am eager to work at Company Z and to contribute to the company’s success. I believe that my performance would greatly improve the company’s IT department.
Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to discussing my application further at an interview.