In a huge pile of resumes on the employer's desk at least ten will be called for a job interview and most often only one will be hired. Employers do not pick randomly choose the candidates that they want to interview and the candidates don't get to be so lucky. The key to getting interviewed is a great cover letter for the job application. A good cover letter can be the key to many opportunities in your search for the right job. Take a look at some tips for creating a great letter for your job application.

When writing a letter for a job application, keep in mind that the letter should be perfect. That is perfect in a sense that it is free of spelling and grammatical errors. The letter should be built in perfection and with professionalism; and should reflect all your good qualities and essential skills that contribute to the job description.

A letter written raffishly has no chance to make the cut. Since the letter gives partial information about the content of the resume having a poor quality letter with your job application connotes that you also have a poor quality resume even though you may have great skills, and remarkable experience.

When building a letter keep in mind that the letter should be tailored for the job application. The letter should aim the right job and company and even the right hiring manager. To attain this, you need to do a lot of research before building the letter. This should be as easy as signing on to the company’s website, but in the case of smaller businesses you may have to do a little more digging in order to find information about the company. This process may take a lot of time and effort, but in the long run the result is satisfying. You are expected to research about how the company operates and what kind of people work for the company. This is not only helpful to your letter, but also in the interview. Knowing more about the job and company means that you are very interested in working for the company not just earning a paycheck.

The targeted letter is usually addressed to the name of the hiring manager. However, there are instances that the job post does not specify the name of the hiring manager. In this case, it will be your benefit if you research this information. Addressing your letter to a particular hiring manager will guarantee that your letter will not only arrive in the right place but will be reviewed.

Another important factor when building a letter is presentation. The cover letter for your job application should be written on professional white paper with no fancy fonts or anything else to distract from your message.

Your cover letter should be created to perfection. Bear in mind that the cover letter serves as your door to more job opportunities. Great cover letters offer you more job opportunities as more employers become interested in you. With the tips mentioned you can create a perfect cover letter that is targeted to the job you're aiming at.

Author's Bio: 

Landon Long is the founder of You can download his FREE "Resume Rebel" Video Course to learn how to write a resume and stand out in a slow economy.