The IT Career Builder's Toolkit, Chapter 9: The Cover Letter
Chapter 9. The Cover Letter
Whereas your résumé serves as an ambassador to potential employers, your cover letter serves as a vital introduction to both your résumé and you as a person. Your résumé is a summary of skills and talents, a list of facts that provides little insight as to your personality, attitude, or likes and dislikes. Your cover letter, on the other hand, should introduce you and your résumé in a way that conveys more about you, the person.
In this chapter, you'll discover the role of your cover letter. You'll learn how to create one that is both effective and exciting and discover the key elements to be conveyed.