Ah, cover letters. So important, so often forgotten. So let’s see what one of our pro geeks out there wants to know about them:
How casual are you allowed to be in your cover letters? I want to sound like a person, not a term paper, but I don’t want to seem like I don’t care about formality.
Cover letters are the first thing most people see in my experience – resumes are second – so it’s natural to worry about them. A cover letter is often the “first impression.” So the real question is what kind of first impression do you want to make.
There’s where you start.