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Include These CIO Skills
- Ability to think strategically
- Sound business sense or above average knowledge of corporate finance
- Extensive knowledge of Information Technology
- Outstanding communication skills
The sample cover letter produced below for a Chief information officer highlights some of the common attributes employers seek.
Dear Mr. Marshall
I would like to put forward my application for the position of CIO at Fisher Communications. I come with a wealth of experience and passion and I have the relevant educational credentials I believe will hold me in good stead. I have an MBA with a focus on Analytic Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I am also a certified project manager. In addition to my solid qualifications, work experience has allowed me to develop proficiencies in managing successful IT departments to offer to the best level of IT service in every organization I have worked for.
The following are just some of the high points in my career path thus far:
Exceeded the Board’s expectations in the first year of employment by restructuring a failing project that was costing the company hundreds of thousands of dollars
Successfully implemented a company-wide budgeting system with huge savings in cost to the company
Managed four IT departments with a total of 120 staff
Designed information architecture for business continuity
Oversaw all aspects in the positioning of corporate information systems
My demonstrated abilities to incorporate emerging IT trends, leadership skills, forward-thinking approach to problem-solving and passion for attaining identified goals, I believe, make me a suitable candidate for the open Chief Information Officer position. Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I welcome an opportunity with you to discuss my suitability further.