Cover letters are required by most companies, regardless if they are tech giants or fast-growing startups. Take a close look at the vacancy description to know exactly what is needed. Some employers clearly state if they do, or do not accept cover letters.
The recommended length of a covering letter is 300 words, split into 3 paragraphs. Never send a generic cover letter as it is good practice to invest time into customizing each cover letter for the specific job.
When writing a cover letter, you may want to consider the following structure:
Last but not least, make sure to save your cover letter in a compatible file format—DOC(X) or PDF—and name the document in an appropriate way (for example, John-Smith-Cover-Letter).
Need some inspiration for writing a cover letter? Check out this blog post.
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