It is rare for anyone to enjoy writing a cover letter. It can be hard to write about yourself. Many job applicants don't even think a letter is necessary since many or not read and it is so easy to just upload a resume online.
Yes, it is a fact that they are still useful to help you stand out and distinguish yourself among many talented applicants. Even if only half are read, that makes it still worth the effort as it increases your chances of getting that desired interview.
For assistance in writing a your own cover letter, review our business analyst cover letter sample below and the tips that follow to create your own special cover letter that gets you noticed.
Dear Mr. Armstrong,
I have always been so fond of IT and computer projects that when my friends in high school and college wanted to go out on dates to the movies, my preferred date with my girlfriend was a night in front of my computer learning different business programs and solving problems. We knew the name Microsoft before almost anyone else. It's lucky I married her, isn't it?
I ran across your request for business analyst applicants and noticed you are searching for someone with a strong knowledge of database tools and business intelligence systems. I am a highly dedicated business analyst with eight years of diversified work experience, including Microsoft Sql*Server Reporting Services, T-SQL, and Power BI. My web system, statistical, and analytical skills should be invaluable regarding the services your company offers.
I understand from Bill Brown, one of your current analysts, that you need major technical support and automated innovations for your growing firm. Increasing productivity and developing reports to improve technical abilities is my area of expertise, so I believe I would be a great asset to accommodate your current staffing needs.
Thank you for taking the time to review my correspondence and attached resume. Honestly, because I am aware of your future expansion plans into more automated processes, I think my advanced skills in that area could make me a great fit as an integral part of your team. I would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you further about my unique skill sets and experience which could also be the answer to exactly what you are looking for from an applicant.
Again, thank you for taking time out of your busy day, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.