In this economy being competitive for a job means your application must stand out above the rest. Here's how to write a cover letter to successfully introduce your resume. Make sure your cover letter follows business letter format. Your name and address must be written at the top left corner. The employer's name and address are written just below. The letter should be addressed to a specific person within the company. Paragraphs in a business letter are not indented, but instead are left justified. Be sure to separate paragraphs by a blank line. The first paragraph should include why you are writing the letter and how you heard about the position available. The second paragraph connects your education and experience to the qualifications needed for the position. The final paragraph summarizes why you are the best candidate for the job. Close the letter with "sincerely" and your name. Writing your cover letter with this format will help to make you shine as the best candidate for the job.