Finally, hiring personnel may want to conduct a phone interview, or call you to set up an interview time, so add your home or cell phone number to your cover letter header.
It’s best to use your most commonly used phone number to ensure you don’t miss any calls, and to include appropriate area codes to avoid confusion.
Optional additions to your cover letter heading
Optional header details
Current job title
Your title provides employers with a glimpse at your work history and lets them know what role you’re focused on getting.
If you’re unemployed or hoping to land a role in a new industry, write “Aspiring” before the job title you want. For instance, you’d write, “Aspiring UI/UX Designer” if you’re an entry-level designer looking to break into the field.
Don’t forget to mention your licenses and certifications in your job title if they’re essential for the role you’re applying for. For example, if you’re a “Certified Public Accountant,” add “CPA” to your heading.
Most companies have digitalized their hiring processes, so including your address on your cover letter header is optional.
If you decide to put your address on your cover letter header, write your full mailing address. Here’s an example of an applicant’s mailing address on their header:
1444 Burton Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117
Alternatively, you can write down only your city and state. Here’s an example:
Hiring managers use LinkedIn to screen applicants. Adding your LinkedIn profile to your cover letter header lets hiring managers easily find you on this platform.
Personalize your LinkedIn web address by clicking “Edit public profile & URL” on the upper right corner of your LinkedIn profile:
Try to use your name in the web address. Including your name in your profile’s URL looks tidy and professional on your cover letter header.
If you work in a creative or tech field like design, gaming, or marketing, sharing your Twitter handle shows employers that you’re involved with the latest work trends and news.
Remember only to provide your business Twitter handle, and make sure your tweets are public and work-appropriate.
Online portfolio or website
Providing your digital portfolio or personal website is ideal for companies who want to see your previous work, so add it to your cover letter header.
Your portfolio or website also helps to showcase your personality, hobbies and interests, so hiring managers have a better idea if you’re a good fit for their team.