Cover Letter Tips

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Keep it:
  • short, simple and precise
  • at least 3 paragraphs
  • one page long
Address Somebody:
  • This shows that you have interest in the company
    Avoid "To Whom it May Concern" or "Dear Human Resources Manager" etc
Use Header, include:
  • your name
  • mailing address, if applicable
  • professional email address (for example,
  • valid/working telephone number
  • check for errors
  • do not rely only on spellcheck
  • have a second reliable pair of eyes review your information
Saving your cover letter:
  • If submitting via email, save it as a PDF. (This helps with formatting issues)
  • Use a professional heading (for example, "John Doe's Cover Letter")