英文求職信的格式 Cover Letter Format
商業書信應用單行間距（single spaced），每段之間應空一行．以下是三種常見的書寫方式：Block, Indented and Modified-block
The Block Form
5 Hill Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53700
March 15, 2005
Ms. Helen Jones
Jones, Jones & Jones
123 International Lane
Boston, Massachusetts 01234
Dear Ms. Jones:
Ah, business letter format-there are block formats, and indented formats, and modified block formats . . . and who knows what others. To simplify matters, we’re demonstrating the block format on this page, one of the two most common formats. For authoritative advice about all the variations, we highly recommend The Gregg Reference Manual, 9th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001), a great reference tool for workplace communications. There seems to be no consensus about such fine points as whether to skip a line after your return address and before the date: some guidelines suggest that you do; others do not. Let’s hope that your business letter succeeds no matter which choice you make!
When you use the block form to write a business letter, all the information is typed flush left, with one-inch margins all around. First provide your own address, then skip a line and provide the date, then skip one more line and provide the inside address of the party to whom the letter is addressed. If you are using letterhead that already provides your address, do not retype that information; just begin with the date. For formal letters, avoid abbreviations where possible.
Skip another line before the salutation, which should be followed by a colon. Then write the body of your letter as illustrated here, with no indentation at the beginnings of paragraphs. Skip lines between paragraphs.
After writing the body of the letter, type the closing, followed by a comma, leave 3 blank lines, then type your name and title (if applicable), all flush left. Sign the letter in the blank space above your typed name. Now doesn’t that look professional?
Indented 如圖所示，寄信人的地址和日期、結尾語、和簽名都對齊中線。 與一般文章的打法一樣，在這種格式中，每一段起頭都按Tab鍵一次，向內縮兩格。
Modified-block 是Block和 Indented兩式的混合體，信中除了寄信者地址、日期、結尾語和簽名對齊中線外，其餘內文段落不須縮排。