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The heading of your cover letter might seem like such an irrelevant detail.
After all, it’s the main body that matters, isn’t it?
(And it’s a huge but!)
The cover letter header is the first thing a hiring manager sees.
Mess it up and it will make your whole application look sloppy and unprofessional. And yourself—unfamiliar with the business etiquette.
That, for most jobs, is a dealbreaker. But don’t worry.
Using the proper cover letter header format is very easy. You’ll learn everything you need to know from this guide. But before we move on, consider this—
One way to step up your cover letter game is to match your cover letter to your resume. Here’s an example of a matching set made using our cover letter templates:
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Michael is a career writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, and the newsletter coordinator at Zety. Apart from sharing his own resume-writing expertise, Michael reaches out to recruitment and hiring gurus to help you learn the most effective strategies for managing your career.