A Guide to Cover Letter Headings

A standard cover letter heading should include the following elements
↳ Your Name: Start with your name in bold or a slightly larger font to make it stand out.

Contact Information: Include your phone number, email address, and LinkedIn profile (if relevant).

↳ Date: The date you are sending the cover letter.

↳ Employer’s Details: Include the name, title, company, and address of the person you are addressing the cover letter to.

Tips for Writing an Effective Cover Letter Heading
↳ Keep It Professional: Your email address should be professional, ideally just your name. Avoid using outdated or casual email providers.

↳ Tailor It to the Job and Company: Whenever possible, address the cover letter to a specific person. Doing some research to find out the hiring manager’s name can go a long way.

↳ Proofread: Even small mistakes in your cover letter heading can throw off a potential employer. Double-check for typos and accuracy in your contact information.


[Full Name]


[City, State]

[Email address]

[Phone number]

[Porfolio/LinkedIn URL]


John Smith

123 Apple Street, New York, NY 12345

john.smith@email.com | (555) 123-4567

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/johnsmith

Ms. Jane Doe

Senior Hiring Manager

Tech Innovations Inc.

456 Tech Drive, San Francisco, CA 98765

Bonus tips:

✧ Alignment and Spacing: Typically, cover letter headings are left-aligned. Ensure there is adequate spacing between each element to improve readability.

✧ Font Style and Size: Use the same font style and size as your resume to maintain consistency. Keep the font professional and the size between 10 to 12 points.

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