For you to be able to make an effective cover letter, you should be able to follow at least the basic format which should never fail to address three general issues: 1. First Paragraph _ The reason why you are writing. 2. Middle Paragraphs _ Facts about what you have to offer. 3. Concluding Paragraph _ Methods for you to follow_up
A cover letter, as used in the job_hunting context is a document that is supposed to provide an introduction to the resume or curriculum vitae, which are the basic document employed when marketing one's own services to a potential employer. In the traditional way of doing things (when job hunters used 'hard copy' applications), the 'cover letters' was typically attached on top of the curriculum vitae or resume, thereby typically serving a cover in the literal sense of the word, to the Curriculum vitae or resume; and it is probably from this fact that it probably got its name 'cover letter'.