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.
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.