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Strive for “Happy Medium” in Cover-Letter Appearance


Don’t design your cover letter to have a heavy or light appearance. You’re shooting for something that is within a “happy medium,” advises Teena Rose in her article for Quint Careers, Optimizing Your Cold-Contact Cover Letter. When you’re finished writing, sit back and examine your words. Let it sit overnight, if necessary. Always analyze every fragment and sentence you’re using to determine if there’s a better or more effective way of presenting yourself. It sounds a bit obsessive-compulsive, but unfortunately, you REALLY DO have just one chance to make a great first impression.