Dear Mr. Smith,
I read your recent ad for a Software Program Manager on Monster.com with interest, as it seems a perfect match to my background and experience. As a software program manager with expertise in managing successful software projects in the $10K to $5M range, I bring the kind of experience needed to get the job done, on time and at or under budget. Allow me to highlight my skills as they relate to your stated requirements and interests:
Bachelor’s degree in computers and 3+ years of project management experience in a software development environment. Strong record of delivering project results.
Significant background as a programmer/software developer, 3+ years of project management experience, and project management certification (PMP).
Strong skills in MS Word, Excel, and Project.
As an additional plus, I possess an understanding of user interface design and usability through my experience as both a programmer and a project/program manager.
I look forward to an interview with you so that we can discuss specific examples where I have used these skills to positively influence my employer’s bottom line. I will follow up with you in the next week.
Thank you for your time and consideration.