Cover Letter Tips
A "cold" cover letter can help you get a job that may otherwise not exist. If you see a company with a need then send out a cold cover letter.
Cover letters can and should be used to mention relevant professional connections.
Ask yourself why you should be called in for an interview for this job and try to answer that in your cover letter.
Consider your cover letter as a hook for your resume. For example briefly delve into detail about the most important part of your resume.
For recent graduates consider putting your high GPA in the cover letter or in some way demonstrate skills pertaining to the job.
Try to have a unique cover letter, and tailored resume, for each job you apply to.
If you must specify a salary you could instead state the salary range you've had over the years.
Put yourself in the mindset of the employer while you re-read and review your cover letter. Ask yourself, does it help meet their goals?
Try to keep each line in the cover letter short, long running horizontal lines can become difficult to read.
If you commit to something in your cover letter, such as following up in a couple days about the position, make sure you do it.