Letter Format / December 25, 2018 / Jan Levine
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.
This is why your application would really need to stand out to the employer. It s doubtful that the application letter you found online is going to do that for you. A good application letter consists of a few key elements. Essentially it s what you can do for the employer. The letter should show why the employer would be making a mistake not calling you for at least a interview. Your application letter needs to highlight some key points in your resume specifically those points that qualify you for the job you are applying for. How is a letter that you found online going to do that? In order for your letter to get notice it needs to be original and show your passion for your work.
Regardless if you are American or British you still need a good covering letter. We all know that a hiring manager s time is valuable and spending it reviewing resumes (or CV s) is not how they want to spend their time. They are looking for reasons to cut the stack of resumes on their desk in half. For example a majority of the time if there is no cover letter the resume is not even looked at. This is a standard practice in American and also in Britain what s even worst is if there is a covering letter it s poorly written and doesn t pertain to the company or the position at all.