For years, many people in hiring circles have predicted the death of the cover letter. Given the proliferation of online job searches and email communication, they see them as a relic of the old way of doing things. A cover letter, these prognosticators will tell you, serves no purpose when the job board is simply forwarding relevant resumes. While that may be true for a generic job search, it won’t help you find your dream job. At a time when the job market allows you to target companies you, as the employee, prefer, the modern cover letter serves to introduce your passion and desire to join the team.