How do I write a good application letter?
When assessing an application for a job, recruiters want to know two things:
Do you meet their criteria? This information lets them filter candidates into a 'long list'.
Make sure you check the job description and prove that you match the requirements.
Do you stand out among the other applicants? This is what helps recruiters make their shortlist for interview.
If other candidates have similar qualifications it may be your work experience or extra-curricular activities that reveal your employment potential.
Get all your basic information together: personal details, education etc.
Find out what the employer wants
Check closing dates; if possible, apply before the deadline.
Some employers start processing applications before the closing date – and they are usually deluged by last-minute applications – so if you submit yours early you may get more attention.
Write your application
Give yourself enough time: writing a good job application is likely to take longer than you expect.
Make your answers relevant, interesting and personal.
Your aim is to write your own interview invitation, so you want to stand out.
Spell check and proof read your application.
If possible, ask a friend or careers adviser to check it too.
Check that you have included everything you’ve been asked for.
Keep a copy of your application, so you can go over it before the interview.
Sign and send!
I hope this help.
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