Cover Letter Checklist

A cover letter is part of your career document brand, so take a moment to review the following list ensuring your cover letter is providing a positive impression. 

  • The contact information should match your resume format and font. Verify the accuracy of your contact information. 

  • A professional letter layout includes the date and employer contact information.

  • Within the letter, state the job title you are applying to and the organization’s name.

  • Explain why you are excited about the position and demonstrate your knowledge about the organization.

  • Highlight skills that specifically match the employer’s job needs.

  • Within the letter, request an interview meeting.

  • End the letter professionally using a salutation like “Sincerely” or “Respectfully.”

  • A cover letter is typically one page in length unless the job requires additional cover letter information.

Contact me if you need help crafting your targeted cover letter.