Do I have to include my address on my cover letter?
It is good practice to always include your address on your cover letter. If the hiring manager likes what they read, they will easily be able to locate your information and track you down for an interview.
What if you don’t have a direct contact at the company?
You should always try to find the name of a contact at the company and direct your cover letter specifically to that person. Check the company website, LinkedIn, or even call the company’s office to find the name of the hiring manager.
Read more: To Whom it May Concern? How to Address a Cover Letter.
How do I write a cover letter without work experience?
If you don’t have work experience, you can still follow the basic cover letter format. In place of experience, expand upon relevant coursework or skills and explain how that experience makes you a good candidate for the job.
Can I include my salary requirements in my cover letter?
While salary expectations are an important conversation during the hiring process, the cover letter is not the place for it. Interviews, whether on the phone or in person, are an appropriate and expected time to discuss salary.
How do I include attachments with my cover letter?
If sending my email, any attachments should be mentioned during the closing of your cover letter. Keep in mind that .docx and PDF files work best to avoid issues.
How do I use a cover letter format?
You can use our cover letter formats (above) as a guideline for your own cover letter. Simply add your own information and experience in the order listed.
Do different jobs required different types of cover letters?
Generally, a basic cover letter format works for any job application. If a job posting requires a different type of cover letter, it should be clear in the description.
Should I always include a cover letter?
No. In fact, you should not include a cover letter unless the job posting specifies.