A cover letter is sent along with your resume or CV, the purpose of which is to provide detailed information about your skill and experience. In short, a cover letter explains why you are qualified for the job. Employers use cover letters as a means by which to identify candidates for interviews. Generally your cover letter will be an employer’s first exposure to you as an applicant. You want to make a good first impression with your cover letter.
A typical cover letter will consist of three paragraphs.
As with the resume and CV, proofread your cover letter. Make sure you have the correct name and spelling of the company and the person to whom the letter is being addressed. And follow the previously recommended fonts and sizes.
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