How to write a job application

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How to write a job application

How to write a job application

General pointsKeep it brief. You dont need to give a lot of detail. What you are aiming for is a clear andconciseexplanation of your suitability for the job.Begin your letter or email Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms xxxx if you know the persons name, or Dear Sir or Madam if you dont know their name.Avoidinappropriatelanguage such as slang or technicaljargon.Use brief,informativesentences and short paragraphs.Check your spelling, grammar, and punctuation carefully. Some employers routinely discardjob applications that contain such mistakes.

Three main partsThe body of this job application letter is divided into three sections:First Paragraph:Explain why you are writing - mention the job you are applying for and where you found the listing (news media, friend..) Middle Paragraph:State what you have to offer the employer - mention why your personal skills and experiences are a good fit for the job. For each skill or quality you mention, provide a specific example.Last Paragraph:Say thank you to the hiring manager for considering you and note how you will follow up. Provide follow-up details

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