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Cover letter question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:17 am

This is unlikely to really matter, but I'm curious. Have you been sending cover letters with letterheads that match your resume, or simply addressing them like normal letters, sans letterhead?

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Re: Cover letter question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:This is unlikely to really matter, but I'm curious. Have you been sending cover letters with letterheads that match your resume, or simply addressing them like normal letters, sans letterhead?


I use the same header at the top on all documents I send just because I'm a sucker for consistency. I sort of want to brand the image (with my name in large, bold font) into their brains

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Re: Cover letter question

Postby Aston2412 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:25 am

I used the same header on my resume and my cover letter, mostly because using the heading on a cover letter saves a lot of space compared to addressing it like a regular old letter.

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Re: Cover letter question

Postby TooOld4This » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:29 am

Aston2412 wrote:I used the same header on my resume and my cover letter, mostly because using the heading on a cover letter saves a lot of space compared to addressing it like a regular old letter.


Using the same header is fine, but if you are doing so to save space, you are not writing your cover letters well. They should be concise and to the point. If you need the space from standard block format, you need to edit the content.

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Re: Cover letter question

Postby Polski » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:21 pm

I'm also a sucker for consistency, but my resume header didn't look right with the cover letter, even though it looks great with the actual resume. So my cover letters were traditional. The consistency argument doesn't work anyway, since I couldn't stick the same header onto the transcript. (Well, technically I could, but that would look odd, odd, odd.)




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