To be able to write an efficient and effective business letter, you have to know your purpose for writing one. It can be informational, persuasive, motivational or promotional. You have to know that there are business letter formats that you can follow. With the format, it is now easier to make a letter that looks and sound professional. But the format does not include the words that you are going to write. Just remember that you should use words that are clear and concise. Never be vague especially if you are trying to ask something from your recipient. Most people will not have the patience or the time to decipher what you are saying. Besides, nobody assumes in the corporate world. So many mistakes have already been made when one assumes or guesses what the other party wants. Just make your point in as less words as possible. Do not put unnecessary details into your letter. So even if you are writing a complaint letter, remember to always remain professional. Simply state the problem, remain polite and respectful and do avoid threats and most especially curse words. Do not worry because once you get a hold of a business letter format, writing your business letter will become a breeze.
2. Don't be reluctant to add a headline to your cover letter format. It will put you in a class by yourself. And because it's unusual, a headline can improve the attention your cover letter gets. Your headline should speak to the recruiter's needs, not yours. After all, it's a headline for a cover letter, not a resume objective. So, try "Experienced in Restructuring Loan Portfolios for Rapid Rebounds in Slow Economies" instead of "Talented Go_getter Seeking Work". Only mention yourself if you have some remarkable capability or accomplishment that clearly translates to the new company. So, for instance, "Everyone Said They Were Trouble Makers, But I Turned Them Around" is also relevant when you follow it with a short story that illustrates benefits you can add for the hiring company.