As the world spins with uncertainty, use the time at home to develop yourself professionally. When the chaos clears, you will be ready to step up and step out.

Welcome to the fifth and final installation in the series on writing cover letters. We’re almost there. Put the finishing touches on your cover letter.

Keep it short and sweet. Most hiring managers like a cover page that is under one page. Half a page is even better. If you’re a numbers person, aim for 250-300 words.

End the cover letter on a strong note. Don’t do the generic, “I look forward to speaking with you.” Rock it! Add an important detail such as being willing to relocate.

Edit, edit, edit. Of course, we all know to spell check by now. But really, double check, and triple check the spelling.  Read beyond the computer-generated spell check. Set the cover letter aside for about 24 hours, more if you can spare the time. Then come back with a fresh pair of eyes. Consider free online services that check grammar. Enlist the help of family or friends. You only get one chance to make a first impression.

NEXT STEPS:  Check out last week’s blog post:  https://indigo-stone-va.com/2020/03/08/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-getting-creative/ Are you considering a professional resume writer? Email Indigo Stone at indigostone@indigo-stone-va.com to explore options.

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