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Letters: contact details, top or bottom?

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Am just drafting a cover letter for a job I want to go after.

 

When I've done these before I've put my address and phone numbers (home landline and mobile) at the top with my e-mail under the closing salutation.

 

Just wondered how you ladies and gents set out your letters?

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Address and phone numbers at the top (right hand side) with date

Email at the bottom.

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Last job I applied for, email and mobile hadn't been invented Smiley Happy
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Re: Letters: contact details, top or bottom?

All contact details at the top if printing. Actually in the case of a job, if you have a long address, keep your contact details to the basics like phone number on the letter (I tend to drop the county since basically nobody cares!) to fit the email address. The CV should have the email in the contact section obviously so omitting it off the printed letter is fine. Put the phone number you are most likely to be reached on. Chances are they'll pick the mobile number anyway to contact you rather than a landline or email. 

 

If its email: All contact details at the bottom as in the style of a business card. 

 

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@Cleoriff wrote:

@Anonymous 

Address and phone numbers at the top (right hand side) with date

Email at the bottom.


I always did the same as above as taught at school. Mind you that's a year or so ago....

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Re: Cover letters: contact details, top or bottom?

Last job I applied for was by filling in an application form by hand (some employers then liked to see a prospective employee's handwriting)

 

My letter layout & CV skills were up to date as of 25 years ago (RSA level 2)

It was popular then to have a CV with a covering letter

 

YODU ... = ... your ref: ... our ref: ... date ... URGENT / CONFIDENTIAL ... ... ... as a list in order

No tinted colour of paper used

No photograph on CV

 

Email was in its infancy & therefore sending a job application over the internet was not available att

 

With 'Grammarly' & 'Spellcheck' a person does not need to show their own inate 'Use of English'

 

Please excuse me for being rather 'blathery' ... ... ... I don't often tend to get the opportunity to show some of my office work experience 

 

Prospective employer's name and address on the top right hand side then

 

Think about using a different font for your 'letterhead'

 

Best Of Luck four leaf clover @Anonymous, hope you get the job 

 

Once again, please excuse me for being 'over verbose' @Anonymous ... you probably compose and send many letters in your current work

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Cheers all

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Hello @Anonymous 

 

Will you let us know how you get on please ? four leaf clover

 

 

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@WispaRed7 

 

Of course I will.