A cover letter is used to announce your interest in working for a particular establishment, or business. It may be written by an employee or a jobseeker. It highlights what is in the resume and some more about personal attributes.
Sample cover letter
Dear Mr. Sanders,
REF: DRIVER VACANCY
With reference to your advert in the Daily Telegraph of 21stMay 2004, I wish to apply for the opportunity of Heavy Vehicle Driver. My cumulative 12 year experience has seen me drive combine harvesters in the Amaranths Ranch to Road construction prime movers and rollers in Molly’s Construction Company as my resume attached will show. I have a clean driving license, mechanical skills and a good judgment of rough terrain and bad weather, making me a careful and conscious driver. I am looking forward to meet with you and discuss h[w my expertise can be of benefit to you organization.