Over the years, I’ve been asked to assist friends with countless resumes and cover letters. Some people think that cover letters aren’t necessary any more, but I disagree. I think the cover letter gives the job seeker a chance to show that they are willing to go above and beyond in their job search. It also provides a great opportunity to highlight some items that may or may not be contained in the resume.
I came across this article on writing cover letters and it provides some great tips. If you’re struggling with writing a cover letter, try the format mentioned in the article and tailor it for each job.