Aug 12, 2018 - 12:54 PM
The first tip is to avoid repeating the same info you've included in the resume. Instead of focusing on those same facts, use the cover letter to show how you and the company are a good fit. Research the history and impact of the program and include some facts in your letter. Share some of your best computer skills and knowledge in relation to the work the company has been doing.
The second tip is to focus on keeping thing succinct. Three paragraphs are enough. Avoid adding so much information that those paragraphs are lengthy and difficult to read.
A third tip is to address the hiring manager by name, if possible. Use the name in your greeting and do not use a generic greeting. If you don't know who is giving the interview and you can't find any names, leave off the greeting and get right to the content of the letter. One of the best things you can do is customize your letter to each company. Many employers appreciate your attempt to personalize the document.