Tutorial 5: Cover Letter Length

As mentioned in one of the previous tutorial pages, fundamentally a cover letter is supposed to be a letter. Consequently, it is supposed to be concise, and ideally just one page long. Anything else and it becomes less of a letter, and less enticing to read. This doesn’t sound such a big deal on the surface – but it is. Employers are very busy people and any written document you put in front of them needs to be as enticing to read as possible.

Document length can be (and frequently is) pivotal in this respect.

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