Industry-specific letters are helpful tools to include along with a resume or CV when the details of a position are clear. All cover letters, industry specific or not, are intended to serve as an introduction for the candidate with a potential employer. They are icebreakers of sorts that are intended to keep employers reading on through a resume or CV. This type of cover letter is tailored specifically for the job in question and/or the industry in question. In most cases, industry-specific letters will highlight a candidate’s unique qualifications in regard to the particular industry. Credentials may include related job experience, educational background and other key traits that might attract the attention of a potential employer.