Letter Format / December 26, 2018 / Laverne Wagner
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.
Cover letter samples can also be written by you. You may be asked at any time to write a cover letter that will be used as a sample to other writers. This means that you must pull all you resources such as looking at the samples written by others ahead of writing your own cover letter. When you are through with your cover letter make sure you properly revised and edit it. Keep in mind that a lot of people will be looking at your letter for support and you have a duty of care not to mislead them. Your cover letter should follow the precise cover letter format.