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How do you write a job application letter?

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Writing an application letter is a simple process that requires good skills in research as well as in marketing. Writing a job application letter is a crucial step for an applicant to get a job interview. Because it is the first correspondence an applicant has with the employer, it should be written skillfully.

The applicant should start with his or her address on the top left corner of the page. This part should include his or her telephone number and email address. After a line break comes the date of application in the same format. After another line break, the address of the employer should be written down, starting with the name and the title of the recipient. After this address, salutation should follow with the name of the recipient if known.

The position should be stated in the first paragraph, and how the applicant came to know about it, including his or her basic qualifications.

In the second paragraph, the applicant should state why he or she is interested in this position, and why his or her qualifications match the needs of the employer.  He or she should go into details about the specific qualifications needed for the position.

In the third paragraph, the applicant should show an interest for a job interview and further discussion concerning the position. The applicant should also thank the employer for his or her consideration in this part. The last step should be an appropriate closing that also includes the applicant’s name and signature.

Sources:

  1. uwb.edu
  2. wa.gov.au

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