Some simple tips to get you started on the right track: When writing your cover letter, start with a draft and write down everything that you want to say to the interviewer. Just let the words flow and once you are sure that you have everything covered, now's the time to start editing your cover letter. Sure you have already poured your heart out on that draft of yours but do remember that a cover letter should never be longer than one page. Do not waste your time writing your life history in that letter because honestly, the interviewer does not care about that nor is he or she interested in finding out. Start editing your cover letter and make sure to check your grammar, syntax, and keep things clear yet concise. Spare the interviewer the dramatics, all you really need is to get him or her to notice your passion and dedication for the job.
Greeting/Salutation _ Leave a line space after the recipient's address and, to the left_hand side in both full block format and modified block format, align it to the left. The correct style for both formats is "Dear Ms Smith:" or "Dear Sir/Madam:" (not a colon after the greeting. Subject _ It's becoming common practice to include a subject in both official letter formats. Given the increase in popularity of this, my advice would be to do so. It adds value to the letter in that it's aesthetically pleasing and is helpful to the recipient to see, at a glance, what the letter is concerning. Make the subject upper_case and in bold _ FBF: Align left, MBF: Align left or centre.