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9 Top Tips + Cover Letter Templates

PERKS Editorial Team

PERKS Editorial Team

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December 14, 2021

9 Top Tips + Cover Letter Templates

A good cover letter attracts recruiters to read your resume

What is a cover letter? A one-page document that briefly summarizes your professional background. The idea is to attract the recruiter through your introduction and get them to read your resume. Remember though, your cover letter does not replace your resume! Keep it short, simple, and classy. 💁‍♂️

Our Top Tips:

  1. Expand on your resume; don’t repeat it. In your cover letter, explain how your experience is relevant to the organization and why it’s a good idea to hire you for the role.
  2. Address the hiring manager by name and adapt your cover letter for each position.
  3. Tone is important! How you write a cover letter for a tech startup will vary from writing one for a healthcare organization.
  4. Keep it one page - you’re not writing a novel. Use 3-4 paragraphs or about 250-450 words.
  5. Make it easy to read. Choose a font between 10.5-12 point and set your margins to 1-1.5.”
  6. Demonstrate that you’re a cultural fit. Go to the organization’s About Us page, explore their mission and values, and identify why you would belong there.
  7. Here’s one you may not have thought of before: explain how you discovered the job opening.
  8. Use a standard sign-off and e-sign your cover letter. Finish your cover letter with any of the following salutations:
    • Sincerely
    • Best
    • Regards
    • Thank you
    • Respectfully
    • Kind regards
    • Best regards
      9. Be sure to double-check your cover letter before sending it out. The last thing you want is to leave a negative impression by addressing the recruiter with the wrong name, institution, or job title!


Check out this
link from Novoresume for templates of sample cover letters for you to follow.