Aug 14, 2018 - 08:01 PM
Keep it short. You may have a lot to say about how you'll fit in at the company, but hiring managers don't have all day to read your letter. At most, your letter should take up one page.
Use a unique format. There's nothing new about professional letters. If you use the typical letter format, your document may come across as boring from the start. Add pops of color, bulleted lists, and other simple embellishments to set your document apart.
Match your letter to your resume. While you want to find a way to create a unique letter, you still need to make sure your resume and letter feel cohesive. This means you should use the same font, margins, contact information, paper, and color scheme. Other details can vary.
Tailor it to the job. Use keywords from the job description. Focus on skills and experiences important to the hiring manager. This can help you impress an employer.