Not getting any responses to your cover letters? Failing to stand out from the crowd?
Perhaps your cover letters need a bit more than the “same old same old”. Maybe you are doing something wrong? Maybe you are missing out on opportunities?
Here is a short guide on how to write a good cover letter for a remote IT/Networking role.
Well-organized and detail-oriented
I am writing to apply for the Remote IT & Networking job because I think I'd be a valuable addition to your team. My name is [name] and I'm currently working as a remote IT & Networking Specialist at [company].
I've been working in this field for over a decade, and throughout my career have developed skill sets that are essential to any successful IT professional. These include troubleshooting hardware and software issues, managing network infrastructure, managing user accounts, setting up new workstations, and performing software installations.
In addition to my technical skillset, I also have excellent communication skills—which are important when working remotely with clients from around the world! I'm well-organized and detail-oriented—both key characteristics for success in this line of work.
My availability is flexible: I can work full-time or part-time as needed. If you're interested in hiring me on a contract basis, please let me know how many hours per week you'd like me to commit—and if possible, when those hours would be most convenient for you (e.g., early morning hours during which other employees may not be available).
I look forward to hearing back from you!
Organized and efficient, with an eye for detail
Hi, I'm [name]. I'd like to apply for the remote IT & Networking job opening.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from [school name], and have worked in this field for over [number of years] as an independent contractor. In that time, I have been responsible for planning and implementing solutions to a variety of clients' problems, including both hardware- and software-related issues.
I am organized and efficient, with an eye for detail. I am also able to work independently as well as collaboratively with other team members.
In addition to my technical skills, I have experience managing teams of up to 10 people on projects that lasted up to six months. This includes scheduling meetings, tracking progress against milestones, assigning work, and ensuring deadlines are met by all parties involved.
My availability is flexible; I can work any day or night during the week (or weekends) if needed. My home office setup includes two computers: one laptop running Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" and one desktop running Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit edition.
If you're interested in learning more about me or would like me to send over my resume, please feel free to contact me directly via email at [email address].
Experience managing servers and networks for companies of all sizes
I'm writing to apply for the remote IT & Networking job at [company name]. I saw that you were looking for someone with a background in IT & Networking, and I'm hoping that my experience will make me a good fit for this role.
I've been working as an IT technician for over 10 years now, and my background in networking is extensive. I have experience managing servers and networks for companies of all sizes, from small businesses to large corporations. My work has covered everything from setting up new systems to troubleshooting existing ones. My most recent project was setting up a new server infrastructure at [company name] headquarters; it went smoothly, and everyone was very happy with the results.
I think this job would be a great opportunity because it would give me the chance to work with some top-notch coworkers who know what they're doing—and who are also very friendly!
My availability is flexible: I can work any hours during the week except between 5-6pm on Wednesdays when I usually have my kids' recital practice.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Over 12 years of experience in the field
I'm writing to apply for the Remote IT & Networking job listing on [company name].
I have over 12 years of experience in the field, and I'd love to bring my skills to your company.
I am a team player who works hard and always goes above and beyond. I believe in building strong relationships with my clients and colleagues, and I am always willing to go the extra mile for them.
My work plan would include:
- Researching new technologies and services to improve productivity and efficiency
- Creating detailed reports on how the company can improve its overall performance
- Offering suggestions for new products or services that could help increase revenue
- Managing an internal team tasked with ensuring all hardware is working properly across all branches of the company
I am available immediately after your review of this resume, so if we are able/interested in moving forward together, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
Experience as a self-employed freelancer
I'm writing to you because I think I'm the perfect fit for your open position as a remote IT & Networking professional. I have more than 10 years of experience in this area, and I've been a self-employed freelancer for the past 5 years.
In my career, I've worked with clients from all over the world—including Canada, France, Germany, and Australia—and have developed strong working relationships with many of them.
My expertise is in remote desktop support, server monitoring and management services, remote troubleshooting for routers and switches, network security audits and penetration testing, server migrations/upgrades/redundancy planning, building new infrastructure from scratch (both on-site and cloud-based), creating custom monitoring solutions using open source tools like Nagios or Zabbix.
I believe that my experience as an entrepreneur makes me uniquely qualified to run your business smoothly without sacrificing the quality of service. In fact, I am quite proud of being able to provide excellent customer service while simultaneously running my own business.
I am available immediately to start working with you on this project!
A network technician for 15 years
I'm writing to apply for the remote IT & Networking job listed on [website]. My name is [name], and I'm a network technician with over 15 years of experience in the field. I've worked with both small businesses and large corporations, and I have experience working remotely. My goal is to be able to work from home so that I can spend more time with my family.
I'm looking for a new position that will allow me to continue working with computers and networking while also giving me the flexibility to work at home. My work plan would be to work remotely as a network technician, helping companies solve problems with their computers, routers, and network setups.
I have extensive knowledge of Windows 10 operating systems and can troubleshoot issues related to Windows 8 or 7 systems as well. I also have experience working with Linux servers, specifically Ubuntu Linux servers. In addition, I have experience working with cloud computing services such as AWS and Azure Cloud Platforms.
I am available immediately for full-time employment at your company's discretion. My home office setup includes an HP laptop running Windows 10 with 128GB of RAM and an external keyboard/mouse combo device for work purposes only.
If you'd like to discuss whether or not this position would be a good fit for me, please contact me at [email].