March 8, 2013
Mr. Ryan Adams
1022 Michigan Ave. Ste. 1120
Chicago IL 00000
Re: Junior Online Game Developer
Dear Mr. Adams:
After reading about your amazing company, I think I’m the perfect candidate for your junior development position. I recently graduated from the game development program at DePaul University, where I earned a 3.5 GPA and took first place in the 2012 Action Games Contest. I also learned a variety of languages, front-end programs and IDEs while working on student projects.
As you can see, my skills match your top requirements.
Requirement: Perform hands-on software design and development in ActionScript and Flex.
My skills: Designed and developed software and new features using ActionScript and Flex while working as an Intern at Ponder Games. My upgrades received rave reviews from gamers and critics.
Requirement: Willingness to play test games and debug code.
My skills: Play tested and debugged more than 5,000 lines of C++ code in existing games while interning at Hazard Entertainment.
Requirement: Experience with design patterns and refactoring, XML and XML-related APIs.
My skills: Studied design patterns and the application of various refactoring techniques as a means to trigger modifications to designs and programs as part of a student project.
I not only interned at three major game publishers over the last 24 months, I also worked part-time at Coffee House and served as a dorm advisor, proving that I can handle responsibility.
I’ve been a fan of Zombie Invasion for some time. I’d love to create similar games for your company, so please review my resume and portfolio. I’ll call next week to gauge your interest.
Student project portfolio: firstname.lastname@example.org