You may also want to avoid the following errors when writing a letter of intent for employmentǍ. Don't include personal information. 2. Don't talk about your weaknesses. 3. Don't mention salary unless specifically told to do so. 4. Don't mention why you left other jobs. 5. Don't mention other companies you have worked for by name in the cover letter unless they are recognizable, significant and impressive. 6. Don't use a one_size_fits_all approach. Customize your letter of intent for each employer you contact. 7. Don't include too much information or too many details. Hit the highlights and leave them wanting to learn more.
The difference is a Letter of Intent is basically a letter stating the kind of offer you are contemplating in making. Usually it contains what I call the GENERAL items of price, terms and closing date. Most of the other legal STUFF is left out.