usually a letter that accompanies your resume. It's normally about half a page and that half a page can make or break your chances of getting the job. It's a pain in the ass and no one ever really knows what to put in those few paragraphs and chances are, you're going to screw it up.
Mr. Smith would like you to send your resume with a cover letter to the business for an interview.
by Sarahjoe June 19, 2007
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A legitimate reason for ending your life.
Writing cover letters is fucked.
by vivavoka October 08, 2009
Letters for people who don't like letters. Kind of like computer letters, only more stupid stuff that no one uses.
I write cover letters so I have no friends.
by C. Frey August 22, 2006