- Clarity — well written, clear as to the intent and purpose.
- Consistency with my needs and what’s on the resume and my job/company’s needs addressed.
- Concise — tell me what I need to know about you.
- What have you accomplished that is relevant to my needs and my company.
- One page max.
- Attractive formatting — page layout, font size and style, white space, easy to read.
— Fred R. Cooper, managing partner, Compass HR Consulting, LLC See all the parts of the white paper/Cover Letter Reboot package: Cover Letter Wish List: Hiring Decision-Makers Reveal What They Want to See in Cover Letters, Hiring Decision-Makers Cite Top Cover-Letter Mistakes that Disqualify Job-Seekers, and Cover Letters That Wowed: Hiring Decision-Makers Describe Winning Cover Letters.