How long should a cover letter be for a resume?
Is a 500 word cover letter too long?
The only problem is: 500 words is too much for a cover letter. Hiring managers don’t have time or nerves to read application documents that look like essays. Although employers don’t mention a specific word count in the requirements, the unwritten rule is to aim for 250-300 words.
Can a cover letter be 2 pages?
A good cover letter should be no longer than one page. Make sure your cover letter has three or four concise but convincing paragraphs that are easy to read. If your competitor’s letter rambles on for two pages, guess which candidate the employer will prefer.
Are you supposed to sign a cover letter?
It is proper business etiquette (and shows attention to detail) to sign your letter. However, if you are sending an email cover letter and resume, a signature isn’t necessary.
Does cover letter go in front of resume?
It doesn’t matter if the hiring manager didn’t ask for it or you’re too busy to write one. It’s proper business etiquette to accompany a resume with a cover letter, and it gives you the opportunity to help sell yourself for the position.