Beginning the Letter. Know the format: There are some business standards which need to be followed. One must use a common font to type a business letter. One must use indentation, paragraphs, margins etc. The text must be typed in black color only. Choose the Right Kind of Paper: One must print a letter in a letter sized paper. The standard size of the paper is A4.
However, before using a general salutation (or leaving off a salutation), try to find out the name of the person you are contacting. If you are applying or inquiring about a job and the hiring manager’s name is not included on the job listing, you might look up the title of the employer or hiring manager on the company website. If there is a contact number, you might also call and ask an administrative assistant for the name of the hiring manager. If you are sending a different type of letter, you can still look up the person’s name on the company website, or speak to an administrative assistant or contact at the company for the name of the person you are trying to reach.