Use bullet points to segment the content. Since we are working on a 3 paragraph maximum length for your letter, the content can be further broken down by bullet points. Similar to this article, where I used a numbering system from 1 to 6, it allows the reader to glance down and get the outline of what you are trying to say. At the beginning of your paragraphs, use bold face font. This is a trick that many marketers are familiar with. If you highlight the first few words of each paragraph with compelling text, the reader will want to read more. And this is a good thing! Give your printed letter the eye test. Since most people end up writing their letters on a computer, and sending them in digitally, it might be a good idea to actually print it out, look at the font size as well as the content and see how easy it is to read. Since the company will be actually printing out the document and reading it by hand, it makes sense for you to do the same. These are just a few great tips that you want to remember for your cover letter format.
Here's a surprise. You're not a real person. Not to a recruiter. At this point you're just facts and data on a dull piece of paper. But it's okay, so are other candidates. The good news is that they are all using examples of good cover letters from the web. Your first opportunity to come alive is how you go beyond your resume cover letter format to make your letter better. With these tips, your letter can breathe life into you, make you memorable to the employer.