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Cover Letter Sample For Qa Engineer


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5 Cover Letters That Worked

The Success Story

The following candidate was looking for a Quality Assurance job in the video game industry. Thanks to his cover letter, he got himself an interview (and the job!).

Notice how he uses the second paragraph to elaborate on his passion for the video game industry, and then offers a couple of brief anecdotes to illustrate that passion. He doesn’t just repeat his resume word-for-word — in fact, he even states that he’s about to share some new information.

He also injects a bit of lighthearted humor into the letter towards the end, giving the employer an idea of how he might fit in with the organization. You don’t want to overdo it with humor, but showing a bit of personality here and there can help set you apart from the crowd.

Dear Hiring Manager,

I saw your job posting for a video game QA position and it caught my interest. My goal is to pursue a career in video game design and my research shows that a QA position is the logical entry-level position.

The enclosed resume details my background but what you won’t see on that resume are my strong analytical skills and passion for video games.

I see the world through a design lens: when traveling in Japan, I met a number of Japanese businessmen. We could not converse due to the language barrier but instead, communicated through a series of video games. Throughout my days, I come across things and can see them as the root of a video game. A recent trip to an older post office had me visualizing a zombie attack. (I actually forgot to mail my letter.) I even create games in my spare time.

I would love the chance to discuss this opportunity with you. tops my list of target employers as it is known as the organization for design and the ability to market the games.

I will plan to call you on November 3rd to follow up. In the interim, my contact information is listed below.


The Mistake →

Dear Mr. Reason,

I am writing to apply for the Quality Engineer position with Relevant Technologies. I am an industrial professional with over 12 years of experience as a Quality Engineer. In my current position as Quality Engineer with RemCo Industries I oversee overall production quality set quality guidelines monitor safety and develop procedures for ensuring high standards.

I am highly analytical with a knack for technology. My communication and organizational skills are top-notch allowing me to keep team members informed and projects on track. My knowledge of engineering and design are extensive. I have created innovative solutions to increase efficiency and accuracy as well as safety. I would be pleased to have the opportunity to share my expertise with the quality assurance team at Relevant Technologies as your new Quality Engineer.

I am confident that you will find me to be a competitive candidate for your Quality Engineer position and that I possess the traits you seek. Please contact me soon by phone or email to arrange an interview. I would love to talk with you in person and I appreciate your consideration.


Jason Markham