Cover Letter Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure that your cover letter is complete:

  • One page only and limited to three targeted paragraphs
  • Written to someone specific, with the name and title spelled correctly
  • Company name and address are correct and complete
  • Full spell check and proofing
  • Three focused paragraphs (focused on the reader's needs, not yours)
  • Closes with "Sincerely,"—anything else can sound too chummy
  • Includes a P.S. for emphasis
  • Final step: do not forget to follow up, or all the other steps will be in vain!