The cover letter is another way of introducing yourself to a potential employer.What it says about you can be the difference between getting in the door and missing your chance.
If you are applying in the US, however, a point follows the salutation and you write ‘Mr. In case no contact person is mentioned, look for a suitable contact or HR manager—e.g. The best option is to inquire directly at the company for the name, title and designation of the required contact person.
Note also that a personal greeting is preferred to an impersonal salutation.
This means that you may indent your paragraphs or not—but not indenting gives a bit more room.
Leave wide margins (minimum 1 inch) and use a clean, simple font like Arial or Times New Roman.
Your contact details are placed at the top of the cover letter, on either the right or the left side.
If you have trouble adhering to the space limit, omit your name from the contact details section; you will anyway be signing your name in the ending salutation.
Use the impersonal salutation only if you absolutely cannot find a suitable contact person.
In the latter case, the following alternative greetings are possible: The salutation, ‘To whom it may concern’, is not recommended.
Many mistakes occur here as the British and American notations differ.
While the month is placed first and is followed by the date in the US version, the British notation gives the date first and the month afterwards.