Presentation Counts in Cover Letters


Continuing our series on a survey on cover letters conducted by Robin Ryan, author of Winning Cover Letters. Ryan notes, “Microscopic type is a bad choice! Every manager reiterated that letters must be easy to read, which means no small font type size. Keep the font clean — Arial is a good choice — at size 12 point — especially when faxing since the type often is blurred in the faxing process. Instead of shrinking the font size to squeeze too much onto one page, carefully edit so your letter is enticing to read.”