Be Sure Your Cover Letter Tells How to Reach You


Heather Eagar of cautions job-seekers to ensure that employers know how to contact you. Eagar asks: “Have you ever left off your contact information from your cover letter? Job-seekers believe that if they include it on their resumes, they’re set. Sadly, they’re mistaken.” She explains one of the reasons to include contact information:
When there is a job opening, all kinds of paperwork is flying around the office. A cover letter and resume can get separated from one another and sometimes get lost all together. It’s always best to have all your contact information on both your resume and cover letter so that no matter which document the employer has, you’re covered.
One way to ensure contact information is on your cover letter is to use the same “letterhead” for both resume and cover letter, a technique that also creates a consistent, branded look for your documents. It doesn’t hurt to also repeat your phone number and e-mail address in your final paragraph. Eagar concludes with these words about cover letters:
Cover letters can be tricky; even what you deem as insignificant can have a major impact on your ability to get interviews. What may seem as unimportant to you may end up making the difference between waiting for an interview and actually getting one.