Same Cover-Letter Rules Apply to Their Email Counterparts


TeenaRoseBook.jpg Format style is the main difference between email cover letters and the hard copy versions. The information block found at the top of the page in written letters goes underneath your signature in email. Copy and paste your cover letter into the email, or write it in the body of the email. Make sure your signature line includes your name, address, phone number and email, and that the subject line of the email refers to the position you’re inquiring about. Before you send it off, double-check your grammar, spelling, punctuation and tone.

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.