Tips for writing a perfect Application Letter

Every job you apply for requires a application letter. It’s the first document that recruiters see, and creates a first impression that can determine whether your application makes it through the skimming process.

But for a new or inexperienced job seeker, the information out there can be super confusing. How to write a good application letter is a question and topic that is hotly-debated amongst jobseekers.

You need to write an attention-grabbing application letter for a job application. Your application letter must convince a hiring manager or recruiter to read your CV, and should tell the recruiter why you’re applying and why you’re a great fit for the role. Then your CV backs it up with essential information and details.

Here are some tips for writing a perfect Application letter. For a detailed article on how to write an Application letter read – How to Write An Application Letter for a Job in 2021.

1. Curriculum Vitae Format. 

Worry less about making it flashy but more about making it easy to read. Nowadays job seekers have been distracted by the new trends of making their CVs colourful and dramatic as you may call it. Nothing wrong with that, just make sure your CV is easy to read and that it has covered all the right information the recruiter might be looking for.

2. Personal Statement.

Perfect your statement, make it clear and precise . State who you are, detailing where you are in your career (this should be in years or industries you worked in). Lastly in brief your career objectives. 

3. Check for typos. 

My boss says nothing screams “reject me now” more than a report/request memo full of typos. If you need a second opinion, ask a colleague to read through your cover letter before submitting it. 

4. Contact numbers. 

Put reachable numbers and an alternative line of a close relative or friend in case your lines are not reachable. 

5. Attachments

Make sure you attach all the requested portfolios 

How to get a job is a question that has come across the mind of every job seeker. But with listed tips for writing a perfect Application Letter, you can defy the odds and land your dream job.

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