These days, your resume has to be more outstanding than ever before, but it is the cover letter that makes your first impression. It inspires your reader to examine your resume thoroughly. Because it is your goal to make your cover letter eye-catching and unique, it is inadvisable to simply reiterate the information that appears on your resume. Your cover letter is your chance to shine before you even meet a prospective employer. This chapter examines the relationship between your resume and the letter that covers it.