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A Letter/email of Application Gijón, November, 2014
What is it? A letter of application, also known as a cover letter, is a document sent with your CV to provide additional information on your skills and experience. A letter of application typically provides detailed information on why are you are qualified for the job you are applying for. Effective application letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specific organization and identify your most relevant skills or experiences.
Before you start writing … Write down ideas. Write down useful vocabulary and phrases. Organise ideas, vocabulary and phrases into paragraphs.
Format - email Subject (for an email letter) 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.t
Greeting Begin your letter greeting with Dr./Mr./Ms. Last Name, If you do not know the employer's last name, simply write Dear Sir or Madam, Body of Letter First Paragraph: Why you are writing - mention the job you are applying for and where you found the listing. Middle Paragraph(s): What you have to offer the employer - mention why your skills and experience are a good fit for the job. Last Paragraph: Say thank you to the hiring manager for considering you and note how you will follow up. Signature End your cover letter with your signature, handwritten, followed by your typed name. If this is an email, simply include your typed name, followed by your contact information.
A Letter of Application - Format 26 Brookbank Road, Chalkside, Surrey SN 5 3BQ The Managing Director, Sinton Experts LTD, 3 Castle Chambers, Chalkside, Surrey. April, 12th 2011 Dear Sir or Madam, Sender’s Address Recipient’s Name & Address Opening Date
A Letter of Application Look at the letter/email below and try to imagine the conversation between the writer and the employer. What questions could have been asked? Write them down.
Format I saw your advertisement for the post of bilingual secretary in the Gazette last Wednesday, 26th November, 2014. I would like to apply for the position. 1. What are you applying for?
A Letter of Application - Format I am twenty-two years old, Spanish and speak German and English. My German is fluent as I lived in Germany for five years and attended High School there. After leaving school, I returned to Spain and took a course in Secretarial Studies. I enclose/attach a copy of both of these certificates. 2. Why are you suitable for the job?
A Letter of Application - Format I worked in Madrid for six months as the secretary to the manager of a small export company. Although I have not had much work experience, I sincerely believe that my enthusiasm and my people skills make me the ideal candidate for the job. 2. Why are you suitable for the job?
A Letter of Application - Format I have enclosed a more detailed CV but if you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at the above address or email me at: email@example.com. I would also be available for an interview at any time suitable to firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Contact - Interview
A Letter of Application - Format I shall look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully, 4. Closing of the letter We use faithfully with Dear Sir or Madam, We use sincerely with Dear Mr Smith or Ms Jones,
1. Sender’s address2. Date 3. Recipient’s name and address 4. opening 5. Why you are writing 6. Work experience 7. Why me8. closing
1. Sender’s address 2. Date 3. Recipient’s name and email address Dear XXXXXX, 4. opening 5. Why you are writing 6. Work experience 7. Why me 8. closing
A Letter of Application - questions 1. Where did you see the advertisement? 2. How old are you? 3. Where are you from? 4. What languages do you speak? 5. What level do you have? 6. What qualifications do you have for the job? 7. Do you have certificates or diplomas for these? 8. What work experience do you have? 10. How long have you been in the country? Or would you be prepared to travel? 9. What would you contribute to the company/hotel/bar/…? 11. When would you be available to start?
A Letter of Application - Applying Task o Look at the advertisements in the next slide. o Choose one of them. o Working in pairs, write a letter of application.