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Job application letter

Authors: Júlia Sintes, León Putz, Sandy Delgado and Marta Camps
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on 27 January 2016

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Structure
JOB APPLICATION
LETTER

Tips to write a covering letter
Júlia Sintes, León Putz, Sandy Delgado and Marta Camps
4th D, IES Cap de Llevant.
Year 2015-16
Term 2

List the
job you are applying for
and your
name
in the Subject Line of your email message, so the employer is clear as to what job you are interested in and who you are.

Examples:
Job Code 1234: District Sales Manager - (your name)
Communications Assistant Position - (your name)
Managing Director Position
Application for Customer Service Job
Social Media Expert Seeking New Opportunity
Job application: (your name)
Referral - (your name)
Referred by (name and surname of the person you are referred by)
Meeting Request - (your name)
Meeting Follow Up - (your name)
Enquiry - (your name)
Writing a covering letter
SUBJECT (email letter)
Be specific!
Try to find the name of the person you are writing to.
GREETING
First Paragraph
: Information on why you are writing.

Mention the
position you are applying for
and
where you found out about the job
(advertising in the newspaper, etc.) You can include the name of a mutual contact, if you have one.

Say
why you are interested
in the organisation and in that type of work, what first brought it to your attention.
BODY
If you have previously written the name to whom the letter is addressed, use
Yours sincerely
, and if you have not put the name use
Yours faithfully
.
CLOSING
End your cover letter with your
signature, handwritten
, followed by your
typed name
.
SIGNATURE
LENGTH
Try not to go over
one side of A4.
USE OF WORDS
Never use a long word where a short one will do.
If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
Use the
active voice
whenever possible.
Try to use
everyday language
.
Use your
own words
.
Keep your letter
clear
,
concise
and
to the point
.
Action verbs
can help to make it sound better.
SPELLING & GRAMMAR
Use
spelling and grammar checking tools
to identify possible mistakes, but never trust that they have caught all your errors.
Double-check
your letter by reading it out loud and asking someone else to review your communication before forwarding it to the employer.
FORMAT
Plain white photocopier paper is fine
. Do NOT use lined paper or paper with punched holes!
If emailed
put your covering letter in the
body of the email
.
Language chunks
to write an application letter
I am writing with regard to/ in connection with your advertisement in (where)
I am writing to apply for the position of (job) as advertised in (where) on (date)
I am interested in applying for the job of…
With reference to your vacancy for a...
INTRODUCTION/ OPENING PARAGRAPH
I have studied /been working for…
I am presently working for…
I am familiar with /experienced in /fluent in …
At present I am…
As you can see from my curriculum vitae, …
I believe I am suitable for the position of …
I consider myself well-qualified for the position of…
Although I do not have a lot of experience in this field, I feel that I can …
main part
I hope my application will be taken into consideration.

I would be grateful if you would consider my application.

You will see from my CV that two people can be contacted as references.

If you feel that my qualifications meet your requirements, I am available for an interview in…/by phone any weekday afternoon, and you can email me or telephone me on the number below.

Please feel free to review my CV, then call me at (number) or email me at (email address) to discuss the position.

… I am available for an interview at your convenience.

I enclose (in a letter)/have attached (in an email) a copy of my CV outlining my qualifications and experience.

I would enjoy talking with you about this exciting opportunity at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

I look forward to your reply.
CONCLUSION/CLOSING PARAGRAPH
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT!
Examples!
Achievement
Active
Developed
Evidence
Experience
Impact
Individual
Involved
Planning
Transferable skills
Top 10 words
to make a
good impression
Always
Awful
Bad
Fault
Hate
Mistake
Never
Nothing
Panic
Problems
10 words
to make a
bad impression
Best ones
If you are not sure you have the contact’s name correct,
If you know the person’s
NAME
and
GENDER
:
If you do not know their gender but do know their

FIRST NAME or INITIAL
, use a construction like:
If the contact’s name is
UNKNOWN
:
Dear Dr/Mr/Ms + Surname,
Dear Pat Brimley
or
Dear P. Brimley.
Dear Hiring Executive,
Dear Hiring Manager,
Dear Sir or Madam,
Dear Human Resources Director,
Dear (Company name) Recruiter,
To Whom It May Concern,
call and ask the company’s receptionist,
look up the person on
or research the name on
I completed
achieved
created
prepared
it was finished
If you are too jokey, too personal or too casual you may give the impression that you are not serious about the job and therefore not the right person for it.

You can use a conversational tone, but you must
stay professional
, do
not
talk about
irrelevant things
and do not be tempted to force the niceness,
be natural
.
Being too informal
It is a document that is
attached to the CV
to provide additional information on the most relevant
skills
and
experiences
of the candidate, in order to show the reasons
why the applicant is qualified
for the job.
Vital to your CV!
Personal
First page
Bibliography
If this is an email, simply include your
typed name
, followed by your
contact information
.
Write down both you and the employer’s
contact information
(name, address, phone number, email) followed by the
date
.
HEADER (hard copy letter)
John Doe
5000 Road Ave.
Small City, IA 55555
Phone: 555.555.555
Email: email@email.com

Mr Alfred T. Surname
Senior Vice President of Communications
AcmeWorld, Inc.
4567 West Apple Lane
New City, New City, 67788

May 25th, 2013
Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Postal Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email Address

Recipient's Name
Professional Title
Company
Address
City, State, Postal Code

Date
Wong Wai Man Wilfred
Room 354, Block 6
Model Village, North Point, Hong Kong
Phone: 24862893
Mobile: 95427415
Email: wwm654@hkinternet.com

Mr William Chan
Personnel Manager
Wong And Lim Consulting
PO Box 583
Kwai Chung, Kowloon

20th January, 2016


Dear Mr Chan,


I am writing to apply for the post of
Management Trainee, which was advertised on the Student Affairs Office notice board of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 18th January 2016.


My working experience at Lucky Star Garment Manufactory Limited improved my leadership skills, communication skills and ability to work in a team environment. I have fluent spoken and written English. I also have fluent spoken and written Mandarin, and can therefore work in mainland China.


Currently I am studying
a B.A. in Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, graduating in 2016.
Subjects which I am studying that are relevant to the post of
Management Trainee
include
Operations Management, Human Resources Management, Accounting, Marketing and Strategic Management.


My final year project is entitled Knowledge Management Practices in HK. Carrying out this project has improved my communication skills, my leadership skills and my ability to lead and supervise subordinates effectively. I have also learned how to run a project from the planning stage to its completion.


During my studies I have held the post of Executive in the Management Society. While leading and organising Management Society activities I have improved my ability to lead and supervise subordinates effectively, ability to work under pressure and ability to work in a team environment.


Working for Wong And Lim Consulting appeals to me

because it has a good reputation and it provides excellent training
. Your organisation produces a high-quality service, and

I can contribute to this with
my leadership skills and my ability to work under pressure.


I am available for interview at any time.

I can be contacted most easily on
the mobile phone number given above.
I look forward to meeting you
.

Yours sincerely,

Wong Wai Man Wilfred

Enc. CV
Middle Paragraph(s)
: Describe what you have to offer the employer.

Summarise your strengths
and explain how they might be an advantage to the organisation by
relating
your
qualifications
,
skills
and
experience
to the competencies required in the
job
, to show how you fit the criteria for the position.

Provide
specific examples
that demonstrate your abilities.
Final Paragraph

Thank the employer
for taking the time to consider you for the position.

Note
how you will follow up
and when you will do it.
(E.g. You can state that you would like the
opportunity
to
interview or discuss employment opportunities
.)

Include the
best times
and
ways
to
reach you
. Don’t forget to mention
any dates
in which
you won’t be available
for an interview.
INFORMATION

http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/coveringletters.htm
http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/actionverbs.htm
https://gradireland.com/careers-advice/cvs-and-applications/how-to-write-a-successful-job-application
http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Letter-of-Application-for-a-Job
http://www.wiserutips.com/2010/02/how-to-write-cover-letter-that-doesnt.html
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/morejobletters/a/jobappletter.htm
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsearchglossary/g/letterofapplication.htm
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/coverlettersamples/a/coverformat.htm
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/coverletterwriting/a/coverlettercontact.htm
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/coverletterwriting/a/cover-letter-body.htm
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/coverletters/a/aa030401a.htm
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleletters/ig/Sample-Letter-Formats/Email-Message-Format.htm
LANGUAGE CHUNKS

http://en.bab.la/phrases/application/cover-letter/english-english/
http://www.eoioviedo.org/trabajos/EOIwriting_bank/APPLICATION.pdf
http://www.bewerbungstraining-online.at/filebase/BBS_English/Letter%20of%20Application_Phrases.pdf
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/getthatjob/unit3coverletter/page2.shtml
EXAMPLES

http://www.theguardian.com/careers/covering-letter-examples
http://www2.elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/jaleg.htm
For the position of
Secondary School Teacher
For the position of
Marketing manager
Greeting
Job she is applying for: implicit (school ---> teacher)
People used as referees
When she will be available for an interview
_________
________________________
__________
Thanks to the employer
How she will follow up
_______________________
_______________________________________
Closing
Greeting
_____________________
Job she is applying for: position in PT. The Gunner
Why she is interested
____________________________________________________________________
________________
___________________________
Strengths and skills related to the job
How the applicant will follow up
________________________________________________
___________________________________
in
Closing
Signature
Signature
Skills/Titles
___________
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