It goes without saying that having a professional resume ready to go out to potential decision-makers or to advance your career is like winning the lottery – and, you should always accompany your resume with a cover letter, but which cover letter should you use?

Here are typical cover letters you could use to accompany your resume:

This week, Chapman Services Group will explain what each cover letter does so you won’t be left in the dark. Today we will talk about introductory cover letters and how they are used. An introductory cover letter can be used to accompany your resume to let the potential decision-maker or hiring manager know you are actively searching a new position. An introductory cover letter is written with that main purpose and includes information requesting contact or an interview.

Is this the type of cover letter you should be using? Maybe but Chapman Services Group suggests having several types of cover letters on hand to accompany your resume.