i hate cover letters. and you should too. here's why.
keep in mind, this is no blog post. and i couldn't quickily fine one. so i'll collect a many links here and keep the text to as short as i can.
job vacancies are overestimated
it all starts there. the thing is, a job is by far the easiest way to get money. and a steady flow of it. so jobs are great, if you can get one! most of us believe we should grind for it, and there are great ways to do it. but that's just one part of the reality. certainly the biggest one. still, not the only significant one. especially if we're not looking to work with what's in high demand.
cover letters are overestimated!
the right way to do a cover letter is called resume. the letter is simply a lazy way to customize your introduction to a company. that's really what the resume should be all about... if we stop grinding.
then again, this is the hardest path. it's so much easier to go with haseeb's excelent guides, as already mentioned. yes, we still have to count on luck... but not really. if we keep on going and insisting, with so much demand we're deemed to find something. thus, cover letters.
portfolio. of one's life. and i've got plenty of it, as instance. just hit home and google me up, with the customized engine there.
that's a lot of what ahoxus is all about, but that's a spin off topic...
the main take away is to do everything you can, daily, to chase your dreams. regardless of life. because of life. it is beautiful, after all. enjoy.
PS: and do yourself a favor, write your own generic cover letter, inside your own portfolio, to link it everytime you feel the urge to apply to a vacancy for any reason. it can save us a lot of time!
and cheers! :)