"Found your dream job? Don’t be so confident that you’ll get hired: It’s very likely that there are several other qualified candidates competing for that same position.
That’s where the cover letter comes in. Including a cover letter to complement your resume can be an effective way to impress hiring managers: It displays your strong writing skills, sets you apart from other applicants and shows that you went the extra mile.
Linda Spencer, associate director and coordinator of career advising at Harvard Extension School, says that a solid cover letter answers two key questions:
“It takes the average employer about seven seconds to review these documents,” says Spencer. “They’re not reading, they’re skimming. So you need to make it clear right off the bat how you can add value.”
Click the link for more details...and an example of what a strong cover letter looks like" ...and good luck!
Until the dream job shows up, ponder the advantages of simply getting experience in a variety of jobs and using that experience as an advantage over others. What if they say, "If we hire you , you might leave."
You say, "If I prove I am contributing, prove my value and worth, and you show me I have value, why would you and I choose to part company?"