Aug 12, 2018 - 12:34 PM
Additionally, your cover letter needs to take the particular opening into consideration. Do not just write a generic cover letter and use it for every application. Take a look at this example DevOps job description and think about how you would appeal to this employer specifically. This hiring manager seems to prioritize working with other employees and improving capacity and efficiency. You can also emphasize these same elements in your cover letter.
It may seem like a lot of work to write a new cover letter for each new job you apply for. If you create a basic cover letter and make simple changes based on employer expectations, you can simplify the process.
Oct 29, 2018 - 12:18 PM
The three key things to remember about writing a good cover letter for a DevOps job are:
(1) Be specific about how your unique skills apply to the job description.
(2) Provide a relevant example or two of a significant accomplishment.
(3) Include important soft skills.
First and foremost, you want to map your unique skills to the employer’s needs. Don’t assume the hiring manager will simply understand you if they happen to notice certain skillsets. DevOps backgrounds vary widely, so use the cover letter to help them understand you.
Focus on skills that are prominently listed in the job description. Emphasize what you can bring to a DevOps team that no one else can. If the job description lists experience in an agile environment or with a particular project management methodology as a requirement, be sure your cover letter addresses that requirement.
Also, discuss briefly one or perhaps two projects you worked on where you accomplished more than expected, made a major contribution, or served in a leadership role.
Don’t forget to highlight critical soft skills, especially communication and customer service. As a DevOps professional you will have a lot of internal customers, and be producing consumer-grade apps that will require intensive collaboration with UX/UI teams.