EugeneRainyJoined on 19 Mar 2012
If you are older you can use a cover letter to project youthful energy and showcase your writing skills.
Try not to start too many sentences with the word "I." Instead focus on the employer's needs.
Tailoring each cover letter at minimum will help you become a better writer even if you don't get an interview.
Consider your cover letter as a hook for your resume. For example briefly delve into detail about the most important part of your resume.