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.
Try to have a unique cover letter, and tailored resume, for each job you apply to.
If possible find someone with experience hiring people in your profession to review your cover letter and resume.
Testimonials and excerpt quotes from others about your achievements and performance can add credibility to your cover letter.
Try to keep each line in the cover letter short, long running horizontal lines can become difficult to read.
For recent graduates consider putting your high GPA in the cover letter or in some way demonstrate skills pertaining to the job.
Each cover letter should be about three paragraphs in length. Anything longer risks not being read.