There are some things that you don’t need to include in the cover letters you write . The letter is about your qualifications for the job, not about you personally. There is no need to share any personal information about yourself or your family in it. If you don’t have all the qualifications the employer is seeking, don’t mention it. Instead, focus on the credentials you have that are a match. Don’t mention salary unless the company asks for your salary requirements . If you have questions about the job, the salary, the schedule, or the benefits, it’s not appropriate to mention them in the letter.