Since the MLA style applies to research papers, there are formatting guidelines that can also be applied to letter writing. What are some of these guidelines? First, in the same way that a student is to write his or her name, course name and number, and professor at the left_hand corner of the paper, letter writers are to place their street, city, and zip code at the top right_hand side. After the zip code, they should place the date (month, day, and year; for example, "June 3, 2008") on which they wrote the letter (students place the date on the left_hand side after the course name and number but before the professor's name). The location to place identification information is different (left vs. right), but the identification information still goes to the top of the page. Next, the letter writer should place the recipient's address beneath the date. Like the addressee, the recipient's address should include street, city, and zip code.
OK I think we all no the important of a cover letter. No? Well you should, its true over half of people that send in a resume for a job don't even bother to send in a covering letter. Good news for you and me because we are going to steal that job from right under their nose. A cover letter is your key to the door, a way to get the attention of your prospective employer and get them to read your resume. So it goes without saying your going to need an award winning cover letter format. The cover letter format you should be going for is one of the standard business type letter. Include three short concise and snappy paragraphs. The first paragraph should explain to the employer who you are and why you are writing to them. If it is a particular job advert you are replying to you should give information about this post if not just give details of posts you are interested in.