As she looks through the giant slush pile of application packets she gets every day, a recruiter uses that data and her impressions to sort. Who goes to the top, who to the bottom? The one with ten years or experience or three? A master's degree or a bachelor's? Every part of your job application letter is weighed in the calculation of who to see for the job. Each element of your cover letter can be a reason to bring you to the head of the line.
1. Introduction _ The introductory paragraph forms the first essential part of a good cover letter format. This opening statement, if used as an application, must clearly explain your purpose for writing the employer. It must explain the reason why you want to apply for the available position. You may also need to include how you came to know of the available post, be it referred or through the classified ads in a newspaper or online. Point out to the recruiter that your competencies meet their requirements. If the intention of your cover letter is to inquire about available positions, then you need to let them know what roles you want to perform.