Once upon a time, someone came up with a "rule" that resumes should not exceed one page. No one really knows who came up with the rule, but a great many job-seekers still seem to live in fear of this supposed edict. The fact is that very few "rules" exist today in the world of resume writing. Just about every other rule you've ever heard about resumes, however, is breakable, including rules about how many pages your resume should comprise. Rules are one thing, but trends are another.
How Long Should a Cover Letter Be?
The Average Length of Cover Letters | Work - zazoom.info
Searching for a new job is a time-consuming endeavor. By some estimates, the typical worker takes about six weeks to apply for, interview and finally land a new job offer. And across any industry and level of work, there's one step to the process that's bound to slow down even the most qualified and enthusiastic candidate: the cover letter. But findings from one new report offer some motivation to draft a good elevator pitch, even in a time when cover letters are becoming increasingly optional. That means, out of every 10 resumes where the applicant might not have the right work history, set of skills or management experience, eight job seekers are likely to advance, as long as they can make up for it in their cover letters.
How long should a Cover Letter be?
Cover letters are an important part of the job application process. You should almost always send a cover letter with a job application unless the hiring manager specifically asks you not to. However, one thing that is less clear is how long your cover letter should be. If it is way too short, employers might think you do not care much about the job.
Finally, an organization posted your dream job. You land on the cover letter section of the application and see that it is optional. Is it truly optional? Will not submitting make me less likely to land the job? Where do I even start and how long should the cover letter be?