by Derek Loosvelt | October 13, 2020
Re-posted from VAULT
Cover letters are like first impressions. They’re often the first things employers see in your applications. So your cover letters need to be strong. They also need to be short. Recruiters have busy schedules. They don’t have time to read page-long cover letters.
Ideally, your cover letters will be not be longer than three short paragraphs. Any longer than that and you risk your letters will go unread—and your applications will not be considered.
So, to help you write more concise cover letters, [READ MORE about] four tricks that will tighten up your prose.