here’s an example of an excellent cover letter

I often get asked for examples of good cover letters, and a reader recently sent me a good one that I want to share.

I’m always telling people “don’t just use your cover letter to summarize your resume — add something new.” This is a really nice example of how you can talk about your work but in a more conversational way that fleshes out what you’re all about professionally.

The caveats I’ve learned to give when sharing these:

  • The writer has allowed me to share this here as a favor to me and to readers. Please remember she’s a real person when you’re commenting.
  • This writer’s voice is her voice. It will not be your voice, and that’s part of the point.
  • There is no single cover letter in the world that all hiring managers will love or that would be the right fit for every employer and every industry. But I receive letters every week from people telling me that moving in this sort of direction worked for them.
  • Do not steal this letter or even parts of it. It works because it’s so customized to the writer. It’s intended for inspiration only — to show what the advice here can look like in practice. Stealing it will doom you to terrible job search luck.

Here’s what this person’s original note to me said:

My company announced that my division was going to be sold about three weeks before we all started working remotely. I’d been tossing around the idea of looking for a new job, but once unemployment rates started skyrocketing I didn’t think it was a good time, especially since we were all guaranteed jobs after the sale. I had to redo my resume anyway for the transition, so I used your advice to rework it slightly since I hadn’t touched it in years.

Well, every time I got super stressed about the work transition, I dealt with it by reading other people’s tales of woe on your site, and by spending some time on job search activities. I only applied to three jobs (in different industries from the one I was in, but good, stretch matches for my skill set).  I used your cover letter advice to write a slightly better cover letter for each job, and I thought I really knocked it out of the park with the last one.  Apparently I did, because I got a call very quickly for an interview, and after using all of your interviewing (and negotiating) advice, I accepted a great offer that’s the perfect next career step.   I’m a month in now and even with the weirdness of starting a new job fully remote, it’s been great.  Your continued good news stories gave me the confidence to keep looking and to stretch to something completely new.

And here’s the letter, with identifying details replaced.

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Dear Hiring Manager,

I am excited to apply for your posted Data Analyst position. While my recent experience is in a different heavily regulated industry, my background includes extensive data analysis and reporting to all levels of management, as well as a variety of internal and external stakeholders. I love to dive in and really understand not just the data – but the story that the data tells and how it fits into the broader picture.

One of my favorite elements of my previous jobs has been pulling together just the right data elements to create a snapshot that’s easy for the intended audience to understand. I’ve developed everything from high level monthly dashboards of department performance to an in-depth look at a particular focus area. While many times data and reporting needs are clear, I have also met with stakeholders to help define the process and clarify the data needed to answer the questions that will support goal achievement.

I also love the opportunity to flex my analytic muscles and create the opportunity to play “what if?” with the data. In my current role, that manifests as development of a $35M/year budget for a three year plan for stewpot production activities. I review previous expenditures and contract details to build a flexible model that ties spending (and stewpot production) to various levels of forecasted performance. As planned activities are rolled out, I track performance and dig into variances – not just the “what,” but also the “why”.

In my previous role, I dug deep into a health plan’s claims data set to look for patterns of claim activity for targeted provider and facility audits. To facilitate that review, I worked closely with the clinical external audit staff to discuss what they were seeing in the field, and eventually became a certified professional coder.

While the current pandemic has required many difficult adjustments, it has also dramatically accelerated changes to how healthcare operates. Data needs to drive these changes to connect them to current business models. This will require new data, and changes to how existing data is thought about and used. I’m excited to be a part of that.

I look forward to speaking with you to learn more about your organization, and the career opportunities it offers me, as well as how my skills can help Stewpot Enterprises succeed. Thank you for your consideration.

Thank you,
(name, contact info)

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  1. Legally a Vacuum*

    Congrats on the new position to the writer! That is a great cover letter that really tells the story of who he/she/they is as an analyst.

    1. Diahann Carroll*

      Agree with all of this! I think it’s wonderful that people are still getting jobs with everything going on in the world right now. Shows that all hope isn’t yet lost.

  2. Persephone Mongoose*

    Congratulations, OP! This is a wonderful letter that pinpoints exactly what skills you have, how you’ve used them in the past, and how you’ll use them for this next position. The flow is good and you sound like a warm and friendly person. Thank you for sharing and all the best to you!

  3. Hiring Manager With Strong Resume Opinions*

    It’s great! If I were hiring a data analyst, those specific examples would make me immediately want to speak to this candidate.

    1. JC*

      I love this too. I’ve hired data analysts (and this person sounds ideal!) but I’ve never received a cover letter from a candidate, only resume. Do HR or external agencies withhold or advise candidates not to provide?

      1. Brett*

        If it is through an external agency, then there is a good chance the cover letter is being stripped out.

      2. fhqwhgads*

        Does your posting request a cover letter? If you’re asking for them and HR or an external agency might be stripping them, I’d complain. If you’re asking them to ask for them and they’re not, that’s also something worth raising. If you’re not asking for them and not getting them, then it’s more likely candidates are choosing not to do it because it’s not requested and they’re doing the internal guessing game of “will I get dinged for doing it anyway as not following instructions, or will it not hurt and potentially help”…and some people won’t do it because they hate writing them so a job that doesn’t ask for one lets them off the hook.

    2. Squab*

      Can you talk more about why it’s great? I haven’t managed or worked much with data analysts; without that level of familiarity I don’t actually understand why this is a great cover letter. I’d like to hear more!

      1. Lisa B*

        I’ll take a stab at it, having hired data analysts myself! There are several things that I take away from this letter. One, the candidate is a good writer. Data folks sometimes are really great with numbers but less so in narratives. The writer mentions they do reporting to all levels of management, and this cover letter demonstrates YES, they seem like they would put together a good report for execs. They also expressed the importance of understanding what your end user wants- that range from high-level monthly dashboards to in-depth look at a focus area has me nodding “YES, same, exactly!” Saying that you can dig into the what AND the why, along with wanting to dig deep into data looking for patterns, tells me that they like figuring out puzzles, not just handing over charts and leaving me to wonder why the heck Albuquerque is suddenly the top in llama sales. Needing to better understand healthcare data is a common problem, but this person went WAY above and became a certified coder so they could better understand it! I would definitely pull this person in for an immediate interview.

      2. LQ*

        One thing here I really liked was that they dug in so far they ended up certified in something else, at least that’s what it sounds like to me.
        A lot like, “Well this doesn’t make any sense, let’s dig in.” “Well this makes even less sense now, I’ve got to figure it out.” “Well this is really stupid, ok I need to really get this before I turn over a report that makes no sense.” “Eh while I’m here I might as well check to see if I really do understand.” Passes. “Yup, I guess some of this stuff really does work this way, wow that’s just the worst, but it’s accurate to what is going on I guess.”

  4. An Amanda*

    I hire Data Analysts and I would 100% bring someone with this cover letter in for an interview – great job!!

    1. DANGER: Gumption Ahead*

      Same. It makes it very clear that the LW understands, enjoys, and, most importantly, has experience in a good solid percentage of the tasks data analysts can be called upon to do.

    2. TiffIf*

      We are currently hiring for a position where we need someone who has experience querying and analyzing large data sets–I think we are making an offer this week–but this cover letter ABSOLUTELY would have gotten my boss’ attention and likely to the second round of interviews (where I participate).

      (The person that is our first choice for the position has less overall experience than some of the other candidates and even less technical expertise than we might want in some areas, but has more experience in working with large data sets which is specifically what we need in this position.)

    3. Luke G*

      Seconded! I hire scientists and I would be absolutely drooling over the chance to get someone in who knows how to make data tell a story and get a message across to the recipients, instead of just knowing how to generate graph after graph after graph of mind-numbing points and lines. Letter Writer, any manager who’s ever struggled to get a point across while upper management stares blankly at poorly-presented data should be thrilled at the way this letter comes across!

  5. Guacamole Bob*

    I like the way this complements the information you’d find on a resume. She doesn’t spend time in the cover letter talking about the specific tools she uses for data analysis, for example, but that information is usually pretty clear in a good resume. But especially in a data analyst role it can be hard to convey soft skills in a resume, and this letter does a great job of that piece of it.

    1. DANGER: Gumption Ahead*

      Which is really helpful because I have found that data analysts are often very good at and thoroughly happy working with the data but a less so with stakeholders and their needs.

      1. No Longer Gig-less Data Analyst*

        100% agree – right now there’s another position exactly like mine that my new company is hiring for. I’ve worked with some other great Data Analysts but wouldn’t be able to recommend any of them apply as the position requires a lot of diplomatic, customer service oriented internal and external communication.

        It’s a shame too because I know one of them has been unemployed for months now, and she was a whiz with data even more so than myself, but she was incredibly abrasive and approached every request like it was a major imposition.

      2. Guacamole Bob*

        Also, the ability to do a good job when given a specific data analysis assignment does not always translate into the ability to look at a business problem and determine what analysis would be best to address the problem, especially if there are constraints on resources, data quality, etc. (and when aren’t there constraints on those things?). From this cover letter I’d think that OP can handle the latter – at least enough to bring her in for an interview and get into the specifics there.

    2. No Longer Gig-less Data Analyst*

      I can usually do an excellent job of conveying my robust customer/client service skills along with my analytical ones verbally in an interview, but I’ve never been able to do nearly as good of a job doing so via a cover letter. This is such a great example, and if I find myself job searching again I will be looking it up for inspiration!

    3. Brett*

      I realized from your comment that the connection to soft skills in the letter is why i could see the writer as a data steward (which often needs analyst skills but with the soft skills of a product owner or similar role).

  6. Roly Poly Little Bat-Faced Girl*

    I really like this one. I’m not an analyst, but for some reason, this cover letter gives me an example I can really identify with to demonstrate Alison’s advice on cover letters in a way that I understand better than earlier real-life examples she’s shared. I’ll look back at this one in the future for cover letter inspiration. Thank you to the writer for sharing!

    1. SINE*

      Same. I feel like this one really made things click in my head and let me see just how powerful a cover letter can be!

    2. Isomorphism*

      Same here. Not an analyst either, but in a technical field. This letter very much matches my style: I also try to convey what I enjoy doing, how I interact with others and how that helps being great at what I do, but I have not been able to put that together quite so good!

      Great source of inspiration.

  7. Brett*

    Reading this cover letter, the writer should also look at roles in Data Stewardship and possibly Data Engineering (depending on her level of comfort with coding and pure data handling including ETL, warehousing, and API development). This is definitely sounds like someone who could be successful as a data steward.

    Long term, the writer’s interest line up with data science. You need deep education or experience (or both) for many data science roles, but it is experience you can put together while working in a stewardship or analyst role. Many companies are willing to put a lot of money towards developing data scientists from within, and it would be good to ask what the data science community looks like within a company. (Is is just handful of formal data scientists, or is it a large collection of analysts, stewards, engineers, and scientists working together and building each other’s skill sets?)

    1. Brett*

      And that’s part of what makes this letter so good. You can line up skills and interests with roles that are a good fit for the writer.

    2. OP*

      OP here – thanks so much for this. My career path has been ambling, to say the least. This is the first time I’ve taken a job in an industry where I’ve worked before, and I have 20+ years of (very!) varied experience. I’ve been thinking a ton about next steps and poking around at graduate programs (so much money for maybe not much return given my age/current income). This is very helpful!

      1. Brett*

        For data science programs, you should be able to get funding. At the bare minimum, you should be able to avoid paying tuition and get some level of stipend if you take a teaching assistantship (but a research assistantship is a distinct possibility). It will be easier to get funded for Phd than Masters, but not impossible to get funded for MS/MA. Job opportunities are definitely much better with a Phd. A lot of times the data science programs have certain areas of specialty (e.g. health, energy, computer vision, natural resources, geospatial), but part of what you should learn is how to become a subject matter expert in a new area. Sounds like you somewhat have that skill set already :)

      2. Diahann Carroll*

        Also, in addition to Brett’s advice, ask if your employer will reimburse you for the cost. Some will if you can make a strong business case for it.

  8. Bridget*

    This is amazing, and exactly how I hope my cover letters sound – enthusiastic about their job but not, like, TOO enthusiastic. I ran into that problem recently trying to talk about how I like pulling together reports and data (despite being in a sales role) for accurate, concise communications, and nothing I wrote sounded non-dorky. This sounds perfectly non-dorky and I’m jealous!

    1. OP*

      Thank you! I thought it was excessively dorky until I ran it by a couple people I trust, if that helps.

      1. Lisa B*

        OP, you did a fantastic job and you should be so proud of this!! On behalf of The Internet, we salute you!!

      2. Gloucesterina*

        Congrats OP and thank you for sharing! Great tip to get a temperature check from trusted readers!

  9. Mockingjay*

    “…to create a snapshot that’s easy for the intended audience to understand.”

    Tears of joy for the beautiful simplicity of this sentence. And this one:

    “I have also met with stakeholders to help define the process and clarify the data needed to answer the questions”

    You speak my language.

  10. Beth*

    I really love that she mentions her favorite part of the job. I so often talk about what I’m good at in a cover letter but not about what brings me joy.

  11. Captain dddd-cccc-ddWdd (ENTP)*

    Alison, could you make it more explicit what about this cover letter specifically makes it good?

    (To be clear — I’m not disputing that it is! I think it could be even more helpful to analyse what it is that makes up this letter, to help others in putting their own good cover letters together.)

  12. Brooks Brothers Stan*

    One of the absolute strengths of this cover letter is that it subtly lets the reader know that all of the skills that are to be expected of someone in this position are ones they possess. There’s no going over what they’re already expected to bring to the position, instead it focuses on what they bring *in addition to* the base level competent employee.

    This is something great that translates outside of the specific type of job OP applied for. It lets the reader know the full scope of employee that is applying. As the OP wrote in the cover letter, it covers the ‘why’ and not just the ‘what.’

  13. So long and thanks for all the fish*

    Thank you for sharing, Alison (and OP for writing in)! Many of the cover letters that have been shared previously are a bit effusive for my field, but this does a great job of demonstrating soft skills in a technical field without feeling like it may be off-putting to my imagined hiring committee. Thanks!

    1. Lynn Marie*

      I agree. The overly “effusive factor” has been a turn-off in previous examples. This one hits it just right.

    2. gbca*

      Yes, I agree. I think most of the cover letters previously shared have been from nonprofits and non-technical roles, which have been great for those industries/roles but were not something that would make sense in the corporate/finance world I’m in. I appreciate that Alison shared this one for some diversity of examples.

      And has a hiring manager in finance I agree that this is one I would find compelling, especially since OP noted that her resume didn’t necessarily make her an obvious fit for the role. I get a surprising (or maybe not surprising) number of resumes from candidates who do not include a cover letter and don’t have experience that’s a natural fit for the role. Those are the candidates who really need a cover letter, or I will pass them over entirely.

  14. cheeky*

    I don’t understand why anyone bothers with cover letter, tbh. They’re the most irritating part of a job search.

    1. Nonprofiteer*

      I think… this case is why. A cover letter that is treated as a lame chore will barely be remembered and won’t help the candidate. A really good one makes a big difference in getting a first interview.

    2. fhqwhgads*

      In my case, every job I’ve ever applied to specifically asked for one, so that’s why I bother.

    3. Blue Roses*

      I think there are a few reason:
      1. It shows that you care enough about getting this job to put more effort into your application than uploading a resume and hitting “Submit.”
      2. It shows that you have put at least a minimal amount of thought into why you would be a good candidate for this job.
      3. It gives you a chance to explain to the hiring manager how the skills and experience listed on your resume apply to the role they’re looking to fill before you even get to the interview stage.

    4. Esmeralda*

      I’ve been on a lot of hiring committees and chaired them too. The cover letter makes a big difference. Resume is data. Cover letter is context. It gives me/the committee a sense of who you are, why you might be right for the job.

    5. Cap Hiller*

      I think this cover letter shows what an opportunity it can be. Like, imagine you had to drop off a resume and you bump into the hiring manager in the elevator and they say “oh, you’re here to apply? Tell me about yourself and why you want the job.” Granted, what’s different in real life is that you put all that work into a cover letter and there’s no guarantee the hiring manager will see it. But if they do, it’s an opportunity to sell to them yourself and your services. When I’ve hired, we’d get hundreds of resumes that all start looking so very similar. A knockout cover letter would be one thing that brings people in for an interview!

    6. OP*

      Hey, OP here – I wanted to reply to this about why I really focused on my cover letter. I’m not necessarily a traditional data analyst candidate on first read of my resume. I wandered into in rather indirectly from admin roles (it also took me 22 years to finish my undergrad, so there’s that). My then-current job was a management role with lots of individual contributor work, and while this new role was a senior role, it was decidedly not management AND in a completely different industry that I hadn’t worked in for ten years. I really wanted to show my interest in the job and lay out why it was the right next step, since a quick scan of my resume might not make that clear – even though it showed most of the background for the job.

      (Also, re “voice” of the letter: that’s the most professional version of me. If the voice isn’t formal enough for you/your organization, I am not for you and I’d rather get screened out early)

      1. Bostonian*

        This is exactly it. As a hiring manager, I often get resumes that I think to myself, “why is this person applying for this role?”, and get bummed that they didn’t include a cover letter. If your background doesn’t show any direct experience in the role OR any apparent tangential interest, the resume isn’t going to stand out compared to others that do.

      2. Elizabeth West*

        I appreciate this explanation; I’m trying to find a job that will give me room to move out of admin work and have been struggling to pull together my varied experience. I have lots of transferable skills, but I often feel like employers don’t really get where they can apply them, so they pass.

        I noted some things about your letter that struck me as particularly effective; hopefully I can apply them to mine. Thank you for sharing it!

    7. Sack of Benevolent Trash Marsupials*

      Because they are super important to hiring managers, at least they are to me and everyone I know who hires in my field! I’m looking for (1) can you write? (2) do you understand that the cover letter is not about regurgitating your resume? and (3), do I feel like I’m interacting with an actual person or could AI have written your letter?

      In my field (possibly not in all fields?), the ability to write a cogent letter or email is extremely valuable. Anyone who can do so has a leg up on the whole process. Applications that seem flung at the position without as little possible effort on the applicant’s part are usually telling. I’m not going to make the time investment in pursuing your candidacy (interviewing you several times, talking to your references, and meeting with the other committee members, which eats up days or weeks) if your application is lame.

  15. Nicotene*

    I like how this one is a little more toned-down and professional sounding than some of the other examples, which were a little perkier or more casual than felt “right” for my personality. This is one I can better picture using as an example personally. Of course different things work best for everyone!!

  16. Bostonian*

    I really like that second to last paragraph. It doesn’t take up too much room, but it signals several important qualities:
    1. The candidate is thoughtful about current industry changes/struggles, and
    2. they are generally excited about the direction that the industry is going, which means
    3. they embrace change instead of resisting it.

    1. Guacamole Bob*

      Yes! And that someone is interested in industry trends shows an ability to look at and understand the big picture in general. This cover letter reads like someone who could look at the company’s strategic plan and figure out how to structure some analysis to be useful to the overall mission. That’s definitely not something that everyone who’s good at data analysis can do.

  17. New to This*

    I do love this letter! I have a question about it – is it correct to say “In a previous role” if you are talking about your current position?

    1. Gloucesterina*

      This particular letter refers to at least two different roles/jobs – the writer’s current role, and a job they held previously, so I’m wondering if you can clarify your question. Are you asking about how to refer to one’s current position if you don’t want to repeat the words “current position” or “current role” over and over?

    2. Gloucesterina*

      It also occurs to me that if the identifying info was edited out for publication, some of this wording using “current” and “previous” might have referred to specific job titles on the writer’s resume!

  18. NeonDreams*

    thank you for this cover letter, OP! I’ve been struggling with trying to marry my passion for writing and my current customer service experience. you’ve set a great example of how to do combine two different fields into one piece.

  19. FashionablyEvil*

    I hired a data analyst recently and her letter was very similar to this—she was by far my top choice candidate (and has been working for us for the last three months!)

  20. Courageous cat*

    This is incredible, but further cements my suspicion that a good cover letter also really comes down to being a naturally good writer. For me, this seems like it would be really hard to do as well as LW did.

    1. Blue Roses*

      I don’t think you need to be born with some inherent grasp of language to write a good cover letter. Sure, it helps if you’re a naturally good writer, but writing skills can definitely be learned. A lot of universities are now offering free courses through services like edX, maybe see if there’s a writing class you can take.

    2. Esmeralda*

      Speaking as someone who taught writing for many many years: You do not need to be a naturally good writer to write something of this quality. You do have to put in time and effort and have people you trust read it over and offer you suggestions.

      I have no doubt that the OP did not just dash this off, but spent a lot of time thinking about the requirements of the job they were applying to, what they were looking for in a new job, and what examples would fit. And then rewriting, revising, and polishing.

      The flow and voice of a piece of writing like this doesn’t just happen. It FEELS effortless. But clearly a lot of effort was needed to create that feelling.

    3. AnNina*

      I think one good way to improve your writing is to write about what you love! Upthread Beth pointed it out: OP is writing about their passion towards the job. I started to do this the Last time I was looking and it really changed the game for me!

    4. OP*

      OP here. I don’t love writing, but I’m good at it because I had a HS English teacher who did not give bad grades… she handed back papers for rewrites if she thought you could do better. We had a 3-5 page paper due every week, and at one point I think I was actively revising like 4 of them. I hated her, but she made me a much better writer and editor. Now, nearly 30 years after that class, this took me about an hour and was extensively rewritten many times. Then I passed it by a couple of people I trust, and edited one final time. (I also tend to read at least one later draft out loud, as dorky as that sounds.)

      I think I literally had one window open with the job posting, one with my resume, and one with an older example cover letter from Alison. I made bullet points of the top things I wanted to get across and left them at the top of the page, then just dumped a ton of words on the page and edited it down to what you see here (I call it the word vomit method).

  21. Khatul Madame*

    This is a great letter and most importantly – it did the job (of getting the job)!
    Notice that it is 5 paragraphs long. Not a judgment – I have written cover letters of about the same length and got a decent success rate. However, every time I agonized that the hiring people will consider it tl:dr or even count the wordiness against me.
    As a hiring manager, I would totally pay attention to this letter as a marker of applicant quality. Unfortunately, there’ve been periods when I wouldn’t have had the time to read cover letters. Recruiters, however, should read them and flag good ones for the hiring managers, especially for the positions that require writing skills.

  22. nep*

    I can’t even look at the cover letter I sent on Friday.
    Back to work making my cover letters MUCH better.
    Thanks for this, Alison.

    1. Elizabeth West*

      Hahaha, I’ve looked at some older ones and absolutely cringe, like “Whyyyyyy did I say THAT?!”

  23. Can Man*

    Yay, an example that feels relatable enough to my background and voice that I might be able to take some tips that wouldn’t require me to feel like I’m BSing my way through it! Thanks for keeping the variety up with these examples to resonate with different people.

  24. Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers*

    This is a wonderful cover letter and an inspiration for me right now. I’m in the process of updating my CV, and I’ve been wondering how to convey the “story” of what I do. (Cover letters are not common in my part of the world.)

    This example shows me how I can talk about my work and career in a way that pulls everything together and highlights my strengths and interests.

    What really resonated is OP’s acquisition of a clinical coding certification. My work requires me to work in lot of different disciplines that I usually have no background in (e.g. insurance or recruitment). I sometimes get so involved in understanding the subject matter that I do courses. For example, I was recently working with a data analytics team and to better understand what they were trying to accomplish, I did some short courses in analytics and visualisation. This is something I can talk about in a cover letter!

    Good luck OP!

    1. Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers*

      A quick follow-up – I just wrote my first cover letter – inspired by OP! It doesn’t come close but I’m happy with it as a first attempt. Thanks again for sharing.

  25. JJ Bittenbinder*

    Congratulations on your new job, and thank you for sending in your good news and the cover letter that helped get you there! I’m in a much different role, but immediately identified ways I could follow your example to improve my cover letters.

    I will admit, though, that I originally thought ‘stewpot’ was an industry term, like ‘turnkey’ in real estate!

  26. MamaSarah*

    I love that this is an actual letter with paragraphs about the analyst’s achievements and interests as opposed to fill the page text. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing Allison and congratulations to the LW.

  27. Erin*

    That is an awesome cover letter!!! Thanks to the writer for letting us be inspired by it!!

    I am going to be writing a cover letter soon for my planned job search. My cover letters always seem to have this odd “mother may I?” tone to them. It’s hard to explain. This one is really nicely organized and it illustrates the points of her resume, as well as what she brings to the table with details beyond “I did X, and Y happened”

    Insert clapping emoji & 100 emoji!!! This one is great!!

  28. Marie*

    This sounds very much like a variant of a cover letter I’ve used in the past, right down to telling a story with data and getting to the why, not just the what (I am also a data analyst). I think I’m a bit earlier in my career than OP, though. That’s probably why it sounds fantastic to me ;) (of course, I’m also a little salty about how few times it got me a callback…)

    Glad it’s worked for OP! Whenever my next job search comes around, I’ll employ this technique again.

  29. caseykay68*

    I just want to give a big thank you to the OP for sharing this letter. I’ve been a little writer’s blocked in thinking about how to highlight how my skills translate to positions I am looking at. This helps me think about that in a whole new way and I really appreciate it.

  30. Tidewater 4-1009*

    Thanks! Going forward I’ll use these ideas to say more about why I like data analysis. Congrats on your new job. Hope I have one soon too! :)

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