In writing my cover letters I've done something like this:
- Paragraph saying why I want to work for the company and the main reason I'll be a good fit
- List of my skills, ticking off what the advert is asking for
- A few very short paragraphs substantiating my skills and relevant examples of experience they've asked for
It seems to take about half a page of a word document. Is this typical?
Specific details: I'm applying for web development jobs with 1-2 years experience in London. No CEO positions.