How-to guide for writing a Scrum Master Cover Letter For The Job Seeker. If you want to learn to write your Scrum Master job cover letter, just keep reading.
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If you are looking to make a great first impression by writing a professional, crisp Scrum Master cover letter you are in the right place. This is a how-to guide for writing a Scrum Master Cover Letter, and I'm a Registered Scrum Trainer.
All you need to do to have a cover letter ready to send to your potential employer is keep reading this informational blog post. We've even included an example cover letter for you to use.
Table of Contents For This Guide On How To Write a Scrum Cover Letter
- Why write a cover letter
- Example cover letter
- How to draft your cover letter
- How to check you cover letter
- How to export your cover letter
- How to follow-up after your cover Letter
- Scrum Master guide to writing a cover letter conclusion
- If this is what you're after keep reading all the way to the end of this guide.
Why write a cover letter
A cover letter is a letter that is sent along with your resume when you are applying for a job.
The cover letter introduces you and your resume to the company or organization that you are applying to, and it is an opportunity to explain why you are a good fit for the job. You should submit a cover letter each time you apply for a job because it is a way to introduce yourself and to explain why you are a good fit for the position.
The cover letter is also an opportunity to highlight your skills and qualifications, and to explain why you are interested in the job. You might think this isn't needed, but we've found the opposite to be true.
When recruiters are sifting through applications or determining who will make it to the interviews, every bit of information you provide them will help. The cover letter is like a sneak peek of your qualifications and motivation for the role. It might be the one thing that sets you apart from the other candidates.
At the very least, a cover letter shows that you're willing to put in the extra effort. Many job seekers don't bother with them, so if you do, you'll already be ahead of the competition.
Example Cover Letter (feel free to grab and use anything you like here)
Hi Crossover Software,
I am writing to express my interest in the Scrum Master position advertised on indeed.com and LinkedIn. My 15 years of experience in both the software development industry, all Scrum companies, make me a strong fit for this position.
I have worked as a Scrum Master for 10 years at my current position, a software company specializing in agile delivery of our enterprise logistics software. My experience makes me an ideal fit for Crossover Software. In my current role, I facilitate sprint sessions and manage project milestones.
I also oversee the exchange of information between our product owner and all members of the development team, including testers. I listen to suggestions for improvement, and I help our development team meet project deadlines.
Since our company transitioned to this format, we improved our ability to meet project deadlines by 75%. When my company decided to reorganize by moving away from a project management office and into a streamlined development team that adhered to the agile framework, I worked alongside the CIO to ensure a successful transition.
I helped the CIO recruit an experienced product owner to round out our team. Additionally, I thrive in a collaborative environment, and I know my experience will help Crossover Software adopt efficient agile methodologies.
I would welcome the opportunity to use my experience to help Crossover Software transfer from a project management office into an efficient development team that adheres to agile principles.
I genuinely thank you for your time and consideration in considering me for the Scrum Master opening. I look forward to hearing from you soon and to learning more about the initiatives that Crossover Software wants to undertake.
How to draft your cover letter
There's no need to reinvent the wheel so feel free to use the cover letter above liberally in your writing process. Did you find some other example you like more than this example?
Great, use the example that fits you the best.
The point is, you're not the first person to write a cover letter so don't start with a blank screen. Use the structure, outline, and flow of other cover letters to help you out.
How to check you cover letter
This is the most important part of the cover letter writing process. Let's simplify things down to a checklist.
- Read the Scrum Master Cover Letter to yourself outloud
- Read it to a friend outloud and live, then ask, "do you understand what I just said?" If the answer is no simplify, shorten, and clarify your writing.
- Check your grammar with Grammarly I have no relationship with them, but they are the best.
- Repeat steps 1-2
- Find a recruiter or coach (if you can) and read it out loud to your coach. My friend Adrian Rosebrock would be a great resource if you can book him.
How to export your cover letter
I assume that you're working in Google Doc. If so, keep the formatting simple and clean. Export your letter using File, then download, then PDF.
PDF is the safest bet to make sure your formatting stays clean.
How to follow-up after your cover Letter
Now that you have your cover letter completed, submit it per the job posting requirements.
Should you follow-up? Yes, probably. A short note is always professional.
In many cases you won't be able to contact anyone with the way job submissions work today, but if you can I'd suggest a short note a day or so after submission.
Something as simple as
Hi, I'm Montrell. I submitted an application a few days ago and wanted to follow up to let you know how excited I am about the possibility of joining Crossover Software.
Do you want to Google Doc or PDF I created for this how-to guide?
Great, contact us and I'll be happy to send it to you.
Scrum Master guide to writing a cover letter conclusion
In this tutorial you learned how to write a professional Scrum Master Cover letter. You learned the steps to writing the cover letter, how to check the cover letter, how to format your letter, and how to follow-up about your Scrum Master job application after you submit your application.
I'd like to acknowledge the inspiration for this article from the useful Scrum Master Cover Letter example on Indeed.com