A job application cover letter

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You are applying for a job. As well as attaching a CV, you need to write a cover letter explaining your reasons for choosing this particular job at this particular company, and why you would be a good hire. Things to include are:
1. Possible qualifications or reasons for you to be hired
2. Your energy and enthusiasm for the job
3. Your past experience in a similar position.

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to express my interest in the position of Lead Software Engineer that was advertised in The Times newspaper on 24/09/2017.

My education consists of a Bachelor’s Degree with first class honours in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, as well as a Master’s Degree in Applied Software Engineering from the University of Barcelona, where I assisted in the development of an artificial intelligence that has the ability to recognise individual personality traits in humans with great accuracy.

Further to this, I have since worked for Intel Corporation as a Senior Engineer for over eight years. My main responsibilities centred around the management of a team of fifteen developers whose job it was to provide machine code solutions to processing problems. I believe it is this well-developed problem solving ability which makes me a suitable candidate for a leadership position at your esteemed company.

Finally, I have been compelled to participate in the technology sector since I was a teenager, and so my enthusiasm for the industry is considerable.

Please find my CV attached for your perusal, and I look forward to discussing this opportunity further at interview.

Yours faithfully,
Nicola Sturgeon

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