Aug 22, 2018 - 06:53 PM
The cover letter is a little more freeform than a resume, so you should feel confident taking a little liberty with your letter. As long as it is neat and appealing at a glance, your format is most likely acceptable. As for the content of your cover letter, there are a few aspects you should be certain to include.
First, you should always address your cover letter as specifically as possible. Addressing it to the hiring manager is best, but it is not always possible to know the name of the hiring manager. Even accidentally addressing it to the wrong person is usually better than writing a vague title, or simply writing "To Whom it May Concern." After your introduction, create a few paragraphs that describe your goals, abilities, and why you would thrive in the desired position.