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Asked by Matthew on May 13, 2013

When writing a cover letter should I still include my address and the address of the company even if it is being sent through e-mail?

Answered by John, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on May 14, 2013

Thanks for the question.  Yes, you should include your address and the company address on an e-mail cover letter.  Even though it is an e-mail, it is still considered official correspondence.

I would make sure that you understand the preference of the company when submitting cover letters.  Some larger companies require applicants to submit a resume and cover letter in preferred formats, as they are uploaded into an applicant database.  Smaller companies may prefer alternate application formats.  

Regardless of the preferred method, the application may be your first interaction with a company. Be as professional as you can to make the best first impression.

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Answered by Rodd, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on May 14, 2013

Yesm when sending a cover letter via email, it is important to include the address of the potential employer. It is also important to include your contact info inclusive of address, email and phone #.


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Answered by Emily, Hiring Expert at Fifth Third Bank, on May 15, 2013

If the letter is being sent as an attached document, you should format it like a letter with complete addresses.

If the letter is actually the typed message of the email, then you would not include the address.  

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Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at American Express, on April 8, 2014

A cover letter by email should include all of your contact information including: preferred email, phone and your address. You do not need to put the company’s address. If you are attaching a cover letter and not using inside an email, use the traditional format including both addresses.

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