Probably the easiest thing to do here is show you a sample that will work.
Dear Mr. /or Ms. Employer (INSERT NAME HERE and -DO WHAT IT TAKES TO FIND THAT OUT!),
I am applying for a network security and administration position where my 9+ years of experience will add value for you. Please consider the following:
· You will benefit from my networking background in security planning, documentation and implementation, network administration and support, backed by SANS Institute training.
As a Network Analyst, this security and network administration expertise has helped me:
· maintain 100% security from viruses and network breaches for 250 end-users on three sites, in addition to 35+ remote users (1999-present);
· enable a 95% performance gain while nearly eliminating costly shutdowns (from 192 lost hours annually to only eight) by cleaning up a Unix-based database (2005); and
· increase 51% and ensure IT compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (2004-2005).
Now, I would like to bring this expertise to work for you. My salary requirements are negotiable and I look forward to speaking with you about the results you can expect from me.
P.S. -- Please call me on my cell today (000-000-0000) to learn why my manager recently said: “John’s solid work ethic, his insistence on end user satisfaction, and his constantly developing skill set will make him an extremely valuable member of any organization.”