How Long Should a Cover Letter Be for Employment?


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A cover letter should be no more than one page in length. According to a Saddleback College Resume Survey, 70 percent of employers prefer the cover letter to be less than a page in length and just over 24 percent said the shorter the better.

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The majority of employers do require cover letters. A cover letter should contain information on one's relevant qualifications as well as what one can offer the employer. When formatting a cover letter, the candidate should use a readable font and leave space between paragraphs. An e-mail cover letter should be more concise, with just two paragraphs and a closing.

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