2. Don't be reluctant to add a headline to your cover letter format. It will put you in a class by yourself. And because it's unusual, a headline can improve the attention your cover letter gets. Your headline should speak to the recruiter's needs, not yours. After all, it's a headline for a cover letter, not a resume objective. So, try "Experienced in Restructuring Loan Portfolios for Rapid Rebounds in Slow Economies" instead of "Talented Go_getter Seeking Work". Only mention yourself if you have some remarkable capability or accomplishment that clearly translates to the new company. So, for instance, "Everyone Said They Were Trouble Makers, But I Turned Them Around" is also relevant when you follow it with a short story that illustrates benefits you can add for the hiring company.
Once the letter is written, add a line space and use either "Yours faithfully," or "Yours sincerely," before your signature. There are several schools of thoughts as to when it's appropriate to use "faithfully," or "sincerely,".Follow this rule:"Yours faithfully," should be used when the name of the recipient is not known (so, in a letter with an introduction of "Dear Sir/Madam:").