A cover letter will serve as an introduction about yourself, a way for you to give the interviewer a background on who you are, your objectives for applying, and your interests. As interviewers do not really have the luxury of time when it comes to talking to applicants, a letter that is written in the right cover letter format will be able to cover all the basics that the interviewers need to see if you have the right stuff for their company. So what are the basics that you need to know for the right cover letter format? Firstly, make it clear and concise. No interviewer will be pleased to see a cover letter that is more than a page long. Remember, they do not have the luxury of time to go through your whole family history nor do they actually want to find out about it. What is important is that you are able to talk about your interest in the job and that you are able to show your sincerity in working for the company. However, do not ever sound like you are sucking up to them, just be genuine, and if you really are sincere then it will definitely shine through your cover letter.
One of formats one can be employed in drafting the letter is what is referred to as basic cover letter format. The basic cover letter format, as the name suggests is a 'no_frills' cover letter format, that incorporates only the absolutely necessary details, and which is a very basic introduction to the attached resume or CV. It is referred to as being the 'basic cover letter format' when compared to the other more detailed cover letter formats, which are sometimes so detailed as to be quite comprehensive 'essays' on the job_seeker and his or her life. Such essay_like cover letters are in fact (sometimes) so detailed as to do away with the need for the curriculum vitae or resume to be attached. A typical basic format cover letters will normally start with the job_seekers address, the potential employee's address, a 'reference line' giving reference to the job one is searching, and typically just about a single paragraph of text, introducing the jobseeker to the potential employer, making a case as to why they are suitable for the job, and making the employer aware of the attached documents (CVs, academic and professional credentials) out of which the potential employer is supposed to make decisions as to whether to invite the jobseeker to for an interview or 'whether to put the whole thing into the 'trash bin. 'While brevity is an essential quality in a cover letters, it is important, when creating a cover letters using the basic cover letters format to ensure that you don't sacrifice essential bits of information for it (brevity), and to write the letter with the desired end for it in mind, that desired end use for it being to get the potential employer to look at one's curriculum vitae or resume favorably, and invite them for an interview.