Format of An Application Letter




Format of An Application Letter :





A possible format for your letter is as follows:


Your name and address


Include SUBURBS in CAPITAL letters


The date Use long date, e.g. 30 January 2010


The person & address you are writing to


Include the person’s name & title if you know it,

e.g. Ms Smith, Manager

If name & title are unknown address it to:

Human Resources Manager, or The Managing Director


Salutation


e.g. Dear Sir/Madam, Dear Mr/Ms


Why you are writing


In response to a job advertisement which you need to quote in detail

Seeking to be considered for any vacant positions which might become available (a ‘speculative’ or ‘cold canvas’ letter)


Who you are


Distil five lines from your resume

Include your latest qualification or the details of the degree you are currently completing

Mention the University and any majors studied and a project or interest area if relevant


Marketing yourself


Experience/skills developed which are relevant

Include reasons for wanting this particular job

Why you are interested in them

Any benefits you bring to the job or company


Other documents you may include


Resume, selection criteria, academic record

Provide details on how to contact you

How, when, and where you can be contacted for an interview

Include semester, home or holiday contact and hours of contactability


Closure


Use ‘yours sincerely’ if you address the person by name

Use ‘yours faithfully’ if you don’t know the persons name

Sign the letter above your typed name


Remember…


Have a look at the sample letter on the next page to get some ideas of how to write an application letter.

Check out how to divide your letter into key sections.

Read the application letter tips throughout the letter.

Check out how to divide your letter into key sections.

Read the application letter tips throughout the letter.


Related Links :





Example Application Letter
Application Letter Writing Tips
Approaches to Adopt for Speculative Letters
Speculative Letters
Various Examples of Speculative Letters
Cover Letters



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