Writing a resume is just one step in what can be termed a daunting job search process, but it is an important element in the chain of events that lead you to your new position.
A cover letter is also an essential tool for stepping into the job market.
A good covering letter contains:
An announcement that resume is enclosed
An aim to persuade the employer that candidate is the right person for the job
Tips for Writing a Cover Letter
A cover letter should be only one-page long
Keep it simple, smart and easy to read - using the same font and style as used in resume
Make it personal
Decide what makes you unique
Think about specifics
Flaunt your achievements
Use plenty of white space to give cover letter a lift
Cover letter should be error free
Proofreading by good a spellchecker- sometimes a fresh set of eyes- can catch a mistake you have overlooked.