Cover letter/etiquette for prior employer

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Cover letter/etiquette for prior employer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:06 pm

I'm currently applying for a one year law clerk gig at a government agency I did my 2L summer with. I am on a first name basis with the hiring manager and have already emailed with him (informally) that I will be applying for the position. Basic question: how formal should my cover letter be? It feels a bit awkward - would a casual email with a more formal cover letter attachment (along with resume, etc.) be appropriate? Do I still address him as "Mr." in the letter even though no one in the office does (and thus neither did I?).

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Re: Cover letter/etiquette for prior employer

Postby OGR3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm currently applying for a one year law clerk gig at a government agency I did my 2L summer with. I am on a first name basis with the hiring manager and have already emailed with him (informally) that I will be applying for the position. Basic question: how formal should my cover letter be? It feels a bit awkward - would a casual email with a more formal cover letter attachment (along with resume, etc.) be appropriate? Do I still address him as "Mr." in the letter even though no one in the office does (and thus neither did I?).


Cover letter = formal.

You can give him a call or an email to let him know your stuff's on the way, but the actual application materials need to be formal.




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