I have been unemployed for a while not and I want to get back out there and find something. I have been applying to different places but no one is getting back to me so I think I am going about this the wrong way. What is the best format for job application letters that will get me more call backs?
If you are going to include a letter with your application or your resume, keep it short and to the point. If it is too long or not interesting, or just lacking the general ideas/skills the employer is looking for, there is a good chance they will toss it aside and keep looking.
Look over these samples to get an idea: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/best-cover-letters-a-z-list-of-examples-2060172 – Generally, you want the letter to flow and be current to what you are doing in your life and where you goals are.
I agree about keeping it short. If you load up a page to the point where it is coming off as an essay, you will likely end up being overlooked. A lot of people are not skilled enough to write things like this and have it be interesting enough for an employer to read the entire thing.
Are you going to be attaching the letter to the resume or sending it with it attached via e-mail? I think the format depends a lot on those two things.
Where have you been applying? Often times if you are using an application letter, it will get glanced over or entirely skipped just to look at your actual resume.