You may assume cover letters should be boring. Well, throw that theory out the window and use the following “Rules of the Road” to create a letter that will make yours unlike (in a positive way) anyone else’s on an employer’s desk.
Four Rules of the Road for Writing a Cover Letter or Cover Email
- Build a personal connection.
Establish a personal connection with the reader of your letter as quickly as possible.
- Keep your writing style friendly and professional.
Use conversational language, similar to how you would speak if you were having a business conversation.
- No form letters or form emails.
A form letter is a turnoff! Personalize each letter and email, no matter how many you send out.
- Make it quick and easy to read.
Format your one page letter using short paragraphs, bullet points, and white space to make your letter look quick and easy to read.