Data Scientist cover letter

Data Scientist cover letter template, to use as a guide when applying for AI, data science and machine learning jobs online.Data Scientist cover letter

  • How to write a Data Scientist cover letter 
  • Can you provide an application example?
  • Should I include salary requirements in my application?

Also, check out my salary negotiation tips for women and men.

Data Scientist cover letter sample

12 North Road,

Sydney, NSW 2023

24 September 2023


22 Cox Rd

Sydney, NSW 2000

Dear Dana,

I am writing to you to apply for the advertised Data Scientist position at your Sydney branch. Attached is my resume for your review.

In addition to my bachelor’s degree, I have 5 years of experience in AI, Data Science and Machine Learning. I am passionate about automation, data modelling, mathematical software, analytics and statistics. Also, I have experience in Python, R, Tableau and Java.

I am looking forward to meeting with you. So, I will call you in the next few days.

Thank you.


Your name

Phone number

How to inquire about Data Scientist unadvertised jobs

  • Contact different organizations to inquire about possible opportunities in artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning. 
  • Inquire by modifying the sample above and by attaching it to your resume.
  • Also call organizations to ask if they have any data science unadvertised roles.
  • You can inquire about non existing jobs or about possible future opportunities.
  • Also see my cold calling email sample.

Can you provide examples for job seekers with no experience?

  • The above example is a general sample, and it also applies to writing an email for applicants at a senior level, med level and also for those applicants with no experience.
  • Include any transferable skills from your other experience.

How to write a Data Scientist cover letter 

  • These tips also apply to online applications and applications via emails.
  • Keep everything short and simple. So, no more than 3/4 of a page. Keep in mind that hiring managers have to go through hundreds of applications, CVs and resumes.
  • Send or email your application to a specific person.
  • Use this application example for all jobs. 
  • Also, use this example whether you have experience within the machine learning industry or no experience at all.
  • Personalize each email. Also, outline how your skills match the job ad.
  • Check for errors, typos and spelling mistakes.
  • Keep personal pronouns to a minimum.
  • Include highlights.
  • Avoid using words such as I believe, I guess or I think.
  • Keep a copy of each email that you send and include in online job applications.
  • Include your contact phone number.
  • Some online applications ask for required salary. So, if asked, add that your required salary is negotiable. But some online applications only allow a dollar figure.
  • I’ll be adding another sample soon.

Avoid mentioning expected salary

  • At the job interview, be prepared to answer the expected salary question. As it is one of the most asked job interview questions.
  • Avoid writing about expected salary. 
  • Some include a salary range, but I don’t recommend mentioning a salary range. Because if you mention a salary range, you will most likely be offered an offer that is on the low end of what you asked for. 
  • And you won’t be able to ask for a higher salary if they offer you a salary that is within the range that you asked for.
  • But if asked, add that your salary expectations are negotiable. Also, don’t mention your desired salary in your resume or application.
  • Try to delay discussing salary until the hiring manager makes you an offer. Once they do, start the salary negotiations.
  • Also, be more prepared for salary negotiations and counteroffer negotiations, by reading my articles under the salary negotiation section.
  • See my salary negotiation coaching and how to ask for a pay raise for women and men.

Check out my list of the most asked job interview questions. Also see my professional interview coaching. 

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