Data Analyst Cover Letter Sample

Updated: September 9, 2020

The perfect data analyst cover letter allows you to tell your unique personal and professional story. Your resume lists the facts, but your cover letter is where you stand out from hundreds of other applicants. It’s where you share your point of view in your own voice. But how do you write a cover letter for a specific role? Use our data analyst cover letter sample below for suggested phrasing, structure, and content when you apply to an entry-level role. At the same time, remember that the example below is meant as a guide only. Your cover letter is about your individual academic and professional achievements.


Entry-Level Data Analyst Cover Letter Sample


Tim Lee
123 Home Street | Lancaster, NY 14086
555.555.5555 |

[Application Date]

Michelle Thomas
Director of Human Resources
Starline Financial Group
101 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Dear Ms. Thomas:

I’m already fluent in SAS, Tableau, and Microsoft Access. I’m currently learning Python and SQL. And I have basic conversational ability in French and Chinese. As a data analyst with Starline Financial Group, I look forward to bringing my programming language skills (and regular language skills, if needed) to help you meet your business goals.

Most recently, I worked as a junior data analyst for Stigler Finance, where I conducted preliminary review and analysis of test results on clients’ investing behaviors and identified deficiencies in company resources. Armed with my study results, the company created new investing support services that led to a 210% increase in client earnings in the following six months. Throughout college, I worked as a sales associate for Kettle Electronics, where I was promoted and tasked to analyze client accounts to determine outstanding payments. My analysis led to the identification and collection of over $35,000.

A bit more about me: I’m experienced in collaborating with cross-functional teams to design testing protocols that ensure accurate analyses of company operations. I have an aptitude for collecting and maintaining client and personnel data needed for analyses, which includes data collection through surveys, interviews, and records investigations. Additionally, I’m skilled in collecting, cleansing, and manipulating raw data to assist in the identification of clients’ investing and purchasing behaviors.

My attached resume expands on my skill set and accomplishments. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Tim Lee




Tips on How to Write Your Data Analyst Cover Letter

Now that you’re inspired, here are our top tips before you write your own cover letter:

  • Don’t rewrite your resume—tell a story and share your passion.
  • Nothing will get you eliminated from the application pool faster than typos.
  • Address your cover letter to a specific person, with their full name and preferred pronoun.
  • Numbers and details are your friend. Speak to what you did and why it matters.
  • Name dropping pays off, so mention anyone you know at the company.
  • It’s not all about you. Focus on how you’ll add value for the employer.

And don’t forget to read our accompanying data analyst resume sample here.