What are the layout and format of a cover letter?

Cover letters typically follow a similar style and format:

Length

Write no more than one page

Number of paragraphs

include 3-4 paragraphs

Spacing

Use single-spacing, with a space between paragraphs

Margins

Align your content with the left-hand margin

Font

Use a well-known font like Times New Roman, Arial or Helvetica

Size of font

Use a font of 10-14 points; do not condense spacing between letters

Heading

Begin with the date, the name of the contact person, and the person’s title, organization, address, and phone number (and possibly email address)

Closing

End with your name, address, phone number, and email address

Signature

Sign your cover letter by hand

How do you deliver your cover letter?