The first thing I want to say about cover letter format is when it comes to cover letters one size most certainly does not fit all. Although you can and should follow a format with your cover letter you should individually tailor each cover letter towards the job that you are applying for.
Like any other business letters, this one contains the basic parts: return address, date, inside address, salutation, body or message, complimentary close, signature, name of sender, and enclosures listed and postscripts (if applicable). A writer should learn to apply the right resume cover letter format in order to make the final output something that can set the applicant apart from the rest. For now, let's focus on the body of the letter.