What you should include in Cover Letter

By ResumeKraft

It's good that you know that cover letters are necessary. When writing a job application, it's also important to know what should a cover letter include.

Include the individual by name and describe your connection with them as well.

1. Your Contact Information

In the past, most cover letters were sent by mail, so job seekers included the date to make it clear when they sent it.

2. The Date

cover letters were sent in the mail or submitted in person, so they included both the applicant's and the recipient's addresses.

3. Contact information of employer

The salutation (or greeting) in a business letter is always formal. It often begins with “Dear {Person's name}.”

4. A Salutation

An opening paragraph that explains why you are writing, it explains the main summary

5. A First Paragraph

If possible, always try to include a quantifiable in your success statement. The second paragraph is a place to provide more context.

6. A Second Paragraph

The third paragraph should be used as a closing paragraph to thank the reader for their consideration and to request an opportunity to meet to discuss.

7. A Third Paragraph

Make sure to offer thanks for their time and consideration, and choose a professional closing salutation such as, “Sincerely,"

8. A Closing Paragraph

Sincerely or Kind regards or Yours truly (most useful closings in business letters)

9. A Professional Closing

If you are printing this letter out and sending it by mail, you will sign your name in pen. This line will include your first and last name

10. Your Signature Line

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