By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, email@example.com
You’re applying for a new job and you know a good cover letter is key to getting that interview. Employers are going to get a ton of résumés from a ton of good candidates, so you want to set yourself apart with your cover letter. But how long should a cover letter be? How much is too much? How much is too little?
Your cover letter should never be longer than one page, and will usually have 300-500 words in the body of the letter. That said, exactly how long it should be will depend on the type of job you are pursuing, and the amount of experience you have that is relevant to the job.
A cover letter should, er, cover:
Introductory paragraph – Start the cover letter by making it clear which job you are pursuing and show your confidence that you’re the person for the job. For example: “I am writing about the ________ position you advertised. I believe I have the right track record for the type of candidate you are seeking, and I am excited about the opportunity to work for ___________ (company name in the blank).”