A Cover Letter for a Job Application
Dear Mr Joshua,
I am writing you in regards to the vacancy posted on Seek.com for the position of Network Administrator at the Royal Sydney Children’s Hospital. I am very interested in this position, as I have worked in the health sector for three years as a receptionist, and would like an opportunity to continue work in this sector. As I have recently completed a sixteen-month Diploma in Information Technology – Networking, I am seeking a role that will combine my experience in the health sector with my education in IT. As I am committed to improving my skills and knowledge, I intend to complete a Diploma of Information Technology – Software Development to gain skills that will help me become a greater asset to your organisation.
In my role as a receptionist at a small health clinic, I was responsible for handling all calls, greeting and assisting all patients, as well as providing administrative and organisational support for the clinic. As I was the only administration staff member, the responsibility of developing and maintaining processes to manage the office and IT systems fell to me. I took on the challenge of learning Network Administration to support the business by minimising costs associated with downtime and IT support calls.
I have practical experience installing and supporting the ICT network in my office, and maintaining our telecommunication and system security networks. I look forward to putting the knowledge I learned in my course, such as designing, building and testing a network server, to practical use in my new role. My responsibilities as a receptionist included providing a high level of client satisfaction in dealing with patients, doctors and other staff, and therefore I believe I have the necessary interpersonal skills needed to fulfil this role.
I feel that although I do not have the 2 years’ Network Administrator experience you requested in your job advertisement, I learn best on the job and I have the skills, drive and passion to succeed in this position. I thrive on new challenges, and I believe I can make a positive contribution to your organisation. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my experience and abilities with you, and have attached my résumé. I am available for an interview from the beginning of next week.