Here are all of my application materials for tenure-track assistant professor positions.
I went through two rounds of job searches, first in 2012–2013 and then in 2015–2016.
It's evident from this data that having meaningful personal contacts matters a ton for getting interviews. I was very happy with both sets of job talks and had a lot of fun giving them (some tips here).
My talk in Spring 2013 was called Programming On Demand: Wrangling, Iterating, and Opportunistic Learning.
For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for computer science, or download the computer science cover letter template in Word.
Jobs for computer science professionals are projected to grow by 19% (or 5,400 jobs), which is much faster than average, from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
At DEF Company, I provide world-class service technical support in an enterprise environment, and I am confident I would quickly become a productive network administrator at ABC Corporation.
If you agree, please call me at (555) 555-5555 to set up an interview. Sincerely, Barbara Holt Enclosure: Résumé “Barbara is my right hand in maintaining a high-integrity network environment.
In fact, my hunch is that they are more important than anything the applicant writes.
Without strong letters, it's really hard to get interviews. If you want examples of top-notch materials in computer science, see Björn Hartmann's application materials for HCI, Eugene Wu's materials for databases (research, teaching, diversity), and Jean Yang's for programming languages (CV, research, teaching, diversity).