Just like your resume, your cover letter is an example of your work product. Your goal is to convince the employer to interview you.
The cover letter should be no more than three or four paragraphs in length. Use one paragraph to explain why you are interested in a position with the employer. In this paragraph, show that you are familiar with the employer's business. Use the middle one or two paragraphs to make a convincing case about why the employer should consider you for this position. Highlight your accomplishments, and prove why you will add value to the employer's practice or other business. Don't simply repeat what is in your resume; instead, try to use specific examples to illustrate why you are right for the position. Finally, use a concluding paragraph to thank the employer for consideration, and to request an interview at the employer's convenience.
Follow these guidelines: