Writing a well-prepared letter to a prospective employer is an important component to gaining interview opportunities. Many times your initial contact with a potential employer will be through this letter and your resume. Your cover letter not only allows employers the opportunity to evaluate your experiences but also to view a sample of your written communication skills. Thus, it is essential that your letters are carefully planned and well written. To write a cover letter that is tailored to a specific job description and organization, you will need to invest time in researching that particular organization and carefully review the job description. Outline points to make it easy for an employer to see why your attributes make you a good match for their company or organization.