Aug 23, 2018 - 03:40 PM
One of the most common questions is, "Can my cover letter be two pages?" Every cover letter is different because every job opening is different. Still, under normal circumstances, we never recommend having a cover letter be longer than one page. If it is too long, it hurts your chances because hiring managers may lose interest before they finish reading the whole thing. Remember that employers need to review dozens or possibly hundreds of applications for any one opening.
The optimal length for your cover letter is about half a page. It should be four or five paragraphs, each of which should be three sentences or less. You can also include a bulleted list to explain your skills or abilities. You can read more about this and other common cover letter mistakes so you can avoid them.