Just as Goldilocks was suspicious of big bad wolf, be wary of big bad word! You know kind. Pursuant. Heretofore. Credence and all their contagious cousins! Unless you keep your guard up, these little pests will infest your cover letters like termites in a wood pile! Don't let them.
Remember, employers are regular folks--just like you and me. They don't want to carry around a ten-pound dictionary in order to get through what should be a clear and concise cover letter. Decide today that you will communicate with your potential employer as though you were two friends sitting over a cup of coffee. Everyday language, a touch of humor, and specific details about what you can do for company and why you're one for job will take you further than any five-dollar word you heard on a national spelling bee!
Not only is such writing a waste of your time, result is totally ineffective. The hiring manager is likely to read one sentence, then toss letter into trash--your hopes and dreams with it.
Don't let that be your fate. Take charge of your cover letter now. Choose words anyone can recognize and understand and write in a friendly manner that will bring your unique personality to page.
I am so impressed with your company. After visiting your web site and 'meeting' you and other employees through your profiles, I thought to myself, this is company for me. I am a hard worker and I take pride in paying attention to details. Please give me an opportunity to talk with you about what I can bring to (company name) for position of (name job). I already have a list of ideas I'm eager to share with you. I look forward to hearing from you, and then meeting you in person.