Cover Letter Design & Details

The details of the cover letter may also work in your favor.

Here are a few things to consider & include:

  • Reiterate your contact information

  • Address the cover letter to a recruiter, hiring manager or use a gender-neutral opening

  • If possible, format your cover letter with the same font, styles, and colors as your resume

  • Use the job posting or job description to help write your cover letter

  • If you are emailing your resume, copy & paste your cover letter to become the body of the email rather than attaching it

  • Use a professional signature such as Regards, Best Regards or Sincerely

For gender-neutral openings you can use the classic “To Whom It May Concern,” but there are also other options. If you are sending this as an email, consider simply “Good morning,” or “Hello,” as your opening.

However, you should really find a person. We know it’s hard, trust us. But going the extra mile could really improve your chances. If you find a position on a job board, pop over to LinkedIn. The position may also be posted on LinkedIn and list the recruiter. Or you can try searching for a recruiter for the organization and location.

Downloadable Cover Letter Templates

If you didn’t have a chance to grab your matching cover letter template to go along with your resume, click below to head back to the Template Drive!