One of the most powerful ways to get your resume noticed by an employer is by including a strong cover letter that speaks directly to the job. So to help increase the chances of getting your resume selected, here is a basic sample cover letter targeted to a specific job that you can use as a template to write your own cover letter. And yes … it really can make a difference. By carefully targeting your cover letter to each job, you have a far better chance of grabbing the screener's attention — and winning that all-important interview. And targeting both your resume AND cover letter is your ultimate "one-two" punch! But first, it might help to review the things that generally go into a strong cover letter:.