In the internet age, most jobseekers will do the majority of their search in front of a computer. As you look for job posting and open positions on the web, you will often have to complete applications online, too. This makes the job hunt easier in many ways, but it may lead to some questions about protocol. You might wonder, for example, how to write a cover letter that will accompany an application you've submitted online. If an employer is expecting a cover letter with the application, they will likely include a link to attach the document to the online application. As far as writing its actual contents, you should follow the same conventions that you would if you were applying for the job any other way. A cover letter submitted online does not need to be any different than one handed to an employer in person. Reviewing sample cover letters is a good idea if you are looking for inspiration. Start by introducing yourself to the prospective employer and describing your qualifications. Move on to discuss why the position interests you and how it fits your ultimate career goals. Then save, attach, and submit!