Dear Ms. Strand:
The analyst position, which was advertised on May 11with the Career Opportunities Center at Carnegie Mellon-s business school, is a perfect match for my career goals. The position seems to fit very well with my education and experience as well. I am genuinely interested in Atlantic Coast Industries, not only because of its entrepreneurial culture and numerous strategic alliances in the industry, but also because of its mission to be a leader in applying cutting edge technology to solve complex business problems.
Your position requires experience in computer systems, financial applications software, and end-user consulting. With an undergraduate major in management information systems, I have training on mainframes, minicomputers, and microcomputers as well as with a variety of software programs and applications. My practical experience in my university's computer center as a programmer and as a student consultant for system users gave me valuable exposure to complex computer operations. Additionally, I worked as a cooperative education student in computing operations for a large bank where I gained knowledge of financial systems. My coursework at Carnegie Mellon has furthered my knowledge and confirmed my interest in the information world.
Would you please consider my request for a personal interview to discuss further my qualifications and to learn more about this opportunity? I shall call you next week to see if a meeting can be arranged. Should you need to reach me, please feel free to call me at 683-4388. If I am not in, please leave a message on my answering machine and I will return your call within a day.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you.