Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6JOBS JOBS JOBS  A cover letter introduces you to the potential employer. It should also explain what job you are applying for. Whenever you send a resume to a potential employer, include a cover letter.  Before you write your cover letter, contact the company and ask for the name and address of the person your resume should be addressed to. If you can’t get a name, address your cover letter to “Dear Hiring Manager” or “Dear Personnel Director.”  Keep your cover letter and resume on your computer. Customize them for each employer and position. What to include in a cover letter  1st Paragraph Explain why you are sending your resume. Make it clear what position you’re interested in and how you found out about the opening.  Middle Paragraphs Describe what you have to offer the employer. Try to match your qualifications to the job you are applying for.  Final Paragraph Thank the employer for considering you for the position. Mention again your email address and/or phone number. Cover Letter