The next section of your cover letter should describe what you have to offer the company. Make strong connections between your abilities and the requirements listed in the job posting . Mention specifically how your skills and experience match the job. Expand on the information in your resume, don't just repeat it. Try to support each statement you make with a piece of evidence. Use several shorter paragraphs or bullets rather than one large block of text, which can be difficult to read and absorb quickly.
I don't find what Anonymous says degrading at all, it's just how businesses work. Why would they pay to fly someone in for an interview or pay someone to relocate when there are plenty of local candidates who are qualified for the job? I do have to say it is extremely discouraging though when you live in an area with low employment prospects. I just recently started a blog about my experience about adding value to a liberal arts degree and finding employment. My most recent entry is actually about exactly this situation…moving to a new city without a job (for people fresh out of college). I thought this was a pretty useful article so I added it into my blog entry. If interested, check out http:///post-college-should-i-move-to-a-new-city-with .
Applying for jobs is a process that nearly everyone will have to undertake to land a position to advance a career. There are a variety of tools that are useful when a job seeker is applying for jobs. In addition to a standard CV or resume, cover letters can help candidates better explain their qualifications, introduce themselves to potential employers and assist them in getting noticed. Job applications can be filed based on advertised openings or they can be unsolicited. In both circumstances, it is useful to include a cover letter and a resume or CV so potential employers can easily ascertain a candidate’s qualifications.