Cover Letters Aren’t Dead — But They Are Evolving

You’ve completed your resume and are ready to start applying for jobs. Do you need to spend an hour or more on multiple cover letters?

Essentially a relic of a time when resumes were mailed or faxed, a traditional paper cover letter is basically a full-page document that showcases your qualifications.

The traditional format is strict: a header with your name, contact information and date, along with a salutation, three body paragraphs, a thank you and a signature. And it should be specific to the job you’re applying for, highlighting the reasons you are a good choice for this specific position.