Aug 21, 2018 - 04:04 PM
Tie it in to your resume. Use a similar style as you did on your resume to make it clear that the two professional documents go together. This may mean printing your cover letter on the same paper as your resume, using the same font on both documents, or incorporating the same color scheme.
Avoid redundancies. The purpose of a cover letter is to showcase some of your most pertinent skills and experiences. However, you don't need to go over every detail you already covered in the resume. Instead, expand on your qualifications or weaknesses to better explain what makes you a strong candidate. If possible, point out experiences that you didn't have time to mention in the resume.
Keep it to the point. If you have decades of experience, you may have a lot to say about yourself. However, employers don't have a lot of time. Keep your cover letter short to make it more engaging.