Today these are inserted into the cover of an email to which you will attach your résumé. The term “Cover Letter” refers to the days that we used snail mail to send our résumés to the employer. Of course, today everything is done online, whether by email or “cut and paste” into the employer’s job site. We prepare this document for you with the idea that it conveys a quick, personal, but concise idea regarding why you are attaching your résumé and your qualifications. You will customize it for each situation. A cover letter is a courtesy… without it you will not be making a favorable impression.