Aug 17, 2018 - 08:49 AM
First, pay attention to how your cover letter looks on the page. Its formatting should follow standard practices for business letters by using the block with one-inch margins and left-justified text in single-spaced lines. Resist the temptation to get fancy with your typeface and stick to traditional fonts such as Georgia, Cambria, Arial, or Garamond. Finally, don’t forget the all-important step of checking your letter for grammar and spelling errors, and let someone you trust peruse it before you print and send your application materials.
Also, don’t settle for addressing your letter with "To Whom It May Concern." reveals that you can usually uncover an unknown hiring manager’s name with a bit of research. If you can’t pin down an exact person, send your materials to the position’s department head. When all else fails, get as specific as possible with your letter’s addressee, using phrases such as "Clinical Pharmacist Hiring Manager" or "Project Manager Search Committee."