Avoid making this paragraph sound formulaic by including keywords from the job posting and matching your skills to the employer’s requirements.
If you were referred to this job by someone who knows the hiring manager or already works at this company, you may want to mention this referral in your opening paragraph.
Complicated fonts can make it harder for the software to read your letter, which might prevent your application from moving forward. Anything smaller and you’ll leave the hiring manager squinting, anything larger and your letter will look unprofessional.
In general, you should use the same font and font size that you used in your CV.
Good spacing is essential for your cover letter—whitespace in the right places will make it easier for the hiring manager to read quickly.
Follow these guidelines: Keep your cover letter to a single page made up of three paragraphs.
You can add an extra middle paragraph if absolutely necessary.
Before doing this, however, always ask yourself if you can communicate the essential information in fewer words.
Reread the job description to see if it’s listed there or check the company website.
It’s also an option to call the company and ask for the hiring manager’s name. since it may require some guesswork about gender and marital status on your part—just use their first and last name: “Dear Alex Johnson.” If you can’t find the hiring manager’s name, stick with “Dear Hiring Manager.” Avoid outdated greetings such as “Dear Sir or Madam” or “To Whom It May Concern.” The opening paragraph is your chance to catch the hiring manager’s attention, introduce yourself and enthusiastically tell the employer why you’re applying for the job.