When creating a cover letter it is very important to give the reader only enough information to strike interest in looking at your resume. Be sure to leave out jargon, abbreviations, and contractions,and make sure to make the most of your opening paragraph. Use white or off white paper with a font between 10-14 points. Be sure to proof-read your cover letter several times to correct errors, spelling and grammar. If your writing to someone to whom you have been referred, make sure to name your reference in the first paragraph.