The first sentence or two of your cover letter are the most important ones. You need to get the hiring manager's attention and start the process of explaining why you should be selected for an interview.
When you're not sure how to get started, review these examples of cover letter opening sentences. However, do make sure you tailor your introductory paragraph, and the rest of your cover letter, to your personal circumstances and the job for which you are applying.
Also, choose a type of cover letter that reflects how you are applying for the job or the type of job search assistance you are requesting. Review these examples of each type of cover letter and advice and tips on how to choose the best format for your letters.
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