The application cover letter should be set up in the same order as a job interview. Think about the flow of conversation in a job interview and use it to format you cover letter. Contact Info Full name, address (including zip code), phone number and email address Greeting Always address the hiring manager by name. If you don’t know it, consult the company website or give the office manager a call to find out. A simple, “Bill” is all you need in your greeting. Opening Who are you? What skills and accomplishments best describe you and are also relevant to the job position? Body (1-2 paragraphs) What do you know about the company already? Why are you applying for this specific job? What can you bring to the company and job position? Closing Refrain from sounding too desperate with phrases like, “I can’t wait to hear more about this position”. A good alternative is “I’m looking forward to finding out if I’m a match for this position”. Mention any attachments Use “Sincerely”, “Yours” or “Best” before signing your full name.