Check All Details Again Before Sending Your Cover Letter


TeenaRoseBook.jpg Do one last check before you seal the envelope and send everything to the employer. Are you sending a signed original letter, not a photocopy? Did you keep copies of both the cover letter and resume for your records? Are all the pieces of requested information included (resume, writing samples, transcripts, etc.)? Are you mailing everything flat in a large envelope or neatly folded in thirds in a business envelope, with the cover letter on top? Remember that when you’re in a hurry you’re more likely to be careless.

This tip is excerpted with permission from Designing a Cover Letter to “Wow” Hiring Personnel, an e-book by Teena Rose. For more cover-letter tips, visit Teena’s Bookstore to download your copy for $27.77. You can also download a free 19-page excerpt.