Spell everything out (St. Ave, Cir etc). It looks more professional.
Don’t address your letter “To Whom It May Concern.”
If gender is unclear, address it to their position. Ex: “Dear Human Resource Manager.”
Don’t handwrite or type over an old resume or letterhead to make corrections.
Don’t use a sticky note as a cover letter.
Don’t handwrite your cover letter.
Limit creativity. Business letters should be conservative.
Watch the length of the letter. The biggest marketing mistake is trying to say too much. It should only be 3-4 paragraphs long with 4-5 sentences in each paragraph.
Don’t make the font size to small. If your reader can’t read it-they won’t.
Don’t forget to include your phone number and email.
Don’t forget to sign your name, and your name should be typed below your handwritten signature.
Don’t forget to enclose your resume.