SAS (statistical analysis system) is a programming language, which will let you manipulate and get data from any existing database. Learning SAS can take some time and getting a job can too become difficult. However, here are a few things that will make it easy for you to get a job as a SAS programmer.
While you are doing all of this for your SAS programmer job hunt, do not forget the most important document that you need to send out, cover letter. Cover letter is highly essential, because it is the only way that can make you different from the rest. You have to innovative, be creative and impressive in your one page document.
You must have an introductory paragraph, stating where you came to know about this opening. The second paragraph should only talk about your abilities, skills and educational background. Lastly, your third paragraph has to ask for an interview, and you will have to provide your contact details in the same paragraph. Below you will find a sample SAS programmer cover letter that will tell you how you need to write your own letter.
December 27, 2011
Ms. Julie Walker
3937 Broaddus Avenue
West Louisville, KY 42377
Dear Ms. Walker,
I am writing this letter because I am interested in working as a SAS Programmer with your organization. I have more than seven years of experience of being in this field and I completely believe that my qualifications match perfectly with your requirements, and I will be able to make a good amount of contribution to Infotech Solutions.
Here is a brief outline of my experience and skills, which will show you what I will be offering your organization:
I have completed my education in Computer Applications from the Yakima College and I have good time management skills, and I strongly think that I am a good team player. These are some of the qualities that I think will be highly appreciated in your growing business that is looking only for dedicated and hard-working employees.
I am sure that my experience and skills will be immensely appreciated at Infotech Solutions. Also, I would like to drop-in for discussing your expectations, and to prove you that I am the best candidate. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 509-941-6920, so that we can set up an interview time.
Enclosure: References and Resume
This is how a SAS programmer cover letter looks. You will have to keep it formal and personal at the same time. Avoid errors and spelling mistakes as it leaves a bad impression.