Listen up job seekers!
It doesnt matter if you just got your fifth degree or you have been sitting at home waiting over a year with no skill.
Your job application is critical to decide whether companies move on with you on their team. So here is a guide to writing an impacting and successful job application. Fare thee well!
What is a Job Application Letter?
A job application letter is also known as a cover letter and is usually attached to your résumé.
Now before you even start writing, do some research. For example if you are responding to an advertisement, take note of all the clues given. Clues such as key qualifications are usually stated.
Get ready to write a one page application letter. In this modern age, ensure your page is properly formatted. Several internet cafés offer assistance with letter formatting and writing. The downside is they usually use templates, and you need to ensure everything about you stands out.
The common basics are that about 1″ margins and align your text to the left, which is the standard alignment for most documents. Use a traditional font such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri. The font size should be between 10 and 12 points.
Contact information for both you and the employer (name, address, phone number, email) followed by the date should be at the top.
Start writing your job application letter
The job letter unlike the résumé introduces you, and influences the potential employer that you are qualified for the job. There are times when employers do not even look at the résumé.
Do not look at writing the job letter as an impossible challenge. Rather welcome it as an opportunity to impress the reader that you have the style, qualifications, mindset to work in whatever capacity you are hired.
The letter should be one page, and remember that structure and language are two critical components. You should come across as a team player.
Although assets such as being innovative are hopeful, do not lie on your application. Save future embarrassment and being blacklisted.
In the first paragraph introduce yourself in a positive way.
You can outline your interest in working for the employer and why. Briefly state any positives about the company that attracted you to apply for the post.
The second paragraph should be about who you really are and your intentions for the targeted employer.
Include only your relevant skills, experiences, qualifications and abilities. Refer them to the attached resume.
No matter what, be grateful for the fact that your letter is read.
Take time to thank the employer who would read the letter and tell them how much you await their response in their own timing.
Dont come across as demanding.
Your last paragraph will explain how you can be reached. Dont close before telling the employer that you can provide recommendations, when necessary.
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