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Mobile Developer Cover Letter: What To Include

As a mobile developer, your cover letter should complement your resume in order to communicate your specific skills, experience, and accomplishments to potential employers. But, it can be difficult to know what to include when you are writing a cover letter. This article will cover which sections to include in your cover letter and what information to add within each one.


A Professional Heading

Start with a professional heading on your cover letter. This should include your name and contact information at the very top, as well as your address if you’d like. Next write the date, followed by the recipient’s name and title (if you know who the hiring manager is), the company name, and the company’s address.

All of these details should be left-aligned. Use the same professional font as you used on your resume, as well as the same margins and color scheme for a cohesive look. While this information isn’t specific to mobile developer cover letters, it is important nonetheless.

A Powerful Opening Paragraph

Next, formally address the recipient as you segue into your opening paragraph. You might write ‘Dear hiring manager’ if you don’t know the person’s name, or ‘Dear Mr./Ms.’ and the hiring manager’s last name if you do know it.

Be sure to mention the job title that you are applying for and the company by name in your opening paragraph. Additionally, mention why you are interested in the position and in working for that company specifically. Introduce yourself in general terms in your opening paragraph. For example, you might say that you are a mobile application developer with 5+ years of experience who is eager to take your career to the next level.

A Summary of Your Skills, Experience, and Accomplishments

In your next cover letter section, take a deeper dive into your qualifications, including your skills, experience, and accomplishments. Avoid simply repeating the information that’s on your resume. Instead, use your cover letter as an opportunity to expand upon the information that you’ve already shared.

Whenever possible, use numbers and data to quantify your most impressive achievements. For example, you might outline how many mobile applications you worked on per year, how many (and which) coding languages you are fluent in, or how much money your work has saved or generated for the company.

Mention both your strongest hard and soft skills in your cover letter. Hard skills are technical abilities, like using frameworks, performing software and application testing, writing code, and so forth. Soft skills are more general, intangible skills, like the ability to work as part of a team, adaptability, communication skills, and so on.

If you have any certifications that are pertinent to your role as a mobile developer, be sure to mention them in your cover letter as well.

A Compelling Closing Paragraph

Wrap up your cover letter with a compelling closing paragraph that reiterates why you are an excellent candidate for the position. Express that you are excited about the opportunity and finish with a call to action. This can be as simple as inviting the employer to contact you via email or phone call to set up an in-person or virtual meeting regarding the position.

Final Tip: Tailor Your Cover Letter To Each Job

Finally, while using a generic cover letter for all of your applications can be a tempting way to save time, your chances of getting called for an interview are generally far higher if you take the time to tailor your cover letter (and resume) to each job posting. Use keywords and phrases from the job posting to address as many desired points as possible in your application, in order to show that you read the job posting carefully and took the time to create a custom cover letter for the position.

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