When writing an application letter, remember that you probably have competition. Your audience is a professional who screens and hires job applicants—someone who may look through dozens or even hundreds of other applications on the day she receives yours. The immediate objective of your application letter and accompanying resume is to attract this person’s attention. Your ultimate goal is to obtain an interview. As you write your application letter, be sure you complete three tasks: catch the reader’s attention favorably, convince the reader that you are a qualified candidate for the job, and request an interview.
Font Size: The traditional font size for a professional letter is 12. The font should be Times New Roman or Arial. However, if you are using letterhead, the letterhead may be in different font size and style. Font Style: There is no need to use different styles within a professional letter. Use a uniform font (book print font such as Times New Roman or Arial) and avoid underlining, italicizing, or bolding. However, if you are using letterhead, the letterhead may be in a different font style.