Application letters and cover letters. Many people believe that application letters and cover letters are essentially the same. For purposes of this handout, though, these kinds of letters are different. The letter of application is a sales letter in which you market your skills, abilities, and knowledge. A cover letter, on the other hand, is primarily a document of transmittal. It identifies an item being sent, the person to whom it is being sent, and the reason for its being sent, and provides a permanent record of the transmittal for both the writer and the reader.
Include Information about the Company: One must clearly state the name and the address of the company. Try to use a letterhead of the company for any business use. Include the date: Writing the date helps the person to have a record of the on_going business. Add the Recipient’s Information: In a business letter, one must clearly type the name, address, and the job title of the recipient to remove any ambiguity. Choose a Salutation: It is a way of showing respect towards the recipient. One can also use ‘To Whom It May Concern’ if he doesn’t know the person addressed.