Letter Format / December 25, 2018 / Karin Potts.
So you turn to your computer log on to the internet and Google "free application letters". Hundreds of websites pop up offering tons of free application letter samples. You can t believe your luck. You click through a few sites and find a letter you like. Your are positive that this one that will knock the socks off the hiring manager. You feel confident as you copy and paste it onto a word document that this letter will pretty much guarantee you an interview. Let s face it you found it online and it claims to be written by a professional therefore you can t go wrong. You change a few words around sign your name and off it goes.
Can an application letter you get online be original? That is highly doubtful. Your letter also needs to ask for the opportunity to be interviewed and needs to give the employer options to make that happen. Again would your sample application letter provide that? If I was a gambler I would bet the house that the answer would be no. Instead of using the internet to find a free application sample letter to pass off as your own use the internet to research how to write a effective application letter. Anything that has the word sample in it is meant to be just that. A sample. Something to sort of push you in the right direction.
One thing you should know is that writing an effective cover letter from concept to completion is a very difficult task to some people. They can seek help either in writing the cover letter or they may have to look at one or two cover letter samples to draw inspiration from. There is nothing wrong with this because research and writing either the cover letter or any type of academic piece is not a solitary process. You can borrow ideas from any source. But when this is done make sure that you report the source. This will be applicable when writing for academic purposes.
You have to make sure that you will not copy that resume and cover letter sample word for word. You cannot expect your application details to stand out if you are just a chip off the familiar block. You still have to mull it over strive and make use of the resume and cover letter sample as a guide and not an ultimate means to your end. Ultimately the resume and cover letter samples should be synchronized and not appear as if it were disjointed from each other. Coherence in the cover letter and resume sample is very vital since the cover letter somewhat acts like an usher to your resume.
You should take note about this because this may be one of the principal areas on which a lot of attention will be given to by your readers In American we refer to it as a cover letter in Britain they refer to it as a covering letter. It s the same thing. The main purpose of the covering letter is to get you that interview. It s sent with their CV which for those who don t know means curriculum vitae and is the British version of a resume. A covering letter sample is going to do the same thing that a cover letter sample does and that is essentially nothing. A covering letter sample does not contain the IT factor needed to get you in the door.