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.
We will all go through writing a business letter at least once in our lifetime. It does not matter if you are an employee, an owner, a stay_at_home mom (or dad) that has her own business at home; we all have to go through writing it. It cannot be avoided!