A winning cover letter generally consist of three parts which amount up to three paragraphs. In the first paragraph, you will detail why you are writing the company. This will provide context to your intentions for writing the company, which is to apply for a new job. Also, try to provide clues as to where you found out about the job posting and what got you interested in applying. The second paragraph serves as the gist of your cover letter. Here is where you explain what you can offer and what skills matched the job requirement. If you have other skills or achievements, make sure to point them out by referring to your resume. Make sure you can convince them to read your resume.
The second paragraph is the most important this is where very briefly you are going to sell yourself. You should give details of your skills, achievements and anything else specific to the job you are applying. Remember to stay focussed and keep the letter sharp. It's no good telling how great you are operating a computer if your applying to drive a truck. If you have a lot to add to this paragraph it is expectable to break it down in to two smaller paragraphs, this will help flow and keep the format. The final paragraph or conclusion will let the prospective employer know how you will follow up. Don't just leave it open or expect them to call you. Give a specific time when you will be in touch either by phone or letter. As simple as this sounds, make sure you call when you said you were going to call. It will not look good if you forget. All ready to start a new job or gearing up to take a break? If you have reckoned that you need to move on from your current job then the first step you need to take is to inform your employer that you are parting ways with them. Your resignation letter should be a short letter that formally informs your current employer that you are leaving your job. You may have to serve a notice period of a month or two after submitting your resignation letter.