When writing a letter of
application, the applicant would like to say what job and conditions he or she
would like to have. But, a good letter of application should contain facts the
prospective employer wants to know, for instance what experience the applicant
has, how useful s/he will be to the company.
If s/he has held several
positions, it would be advisable for the applicant to submit a personal data
sheet, our curriculum vitae, containing full personal details and information on
past experience, education and certificates or degrees, special qualifications,
and possibly references.
The letter can then serve to draw
the reader’s attention to the candidate’s suitability for the vacancy. If you
are starting your career and have had one or two jobs, or none at all, all the
particulars can be included in the letter itself.
A contract of employment defines
the conditions of work, the working hours holidays allowed, responsibilities
and notice. It may contain a job description and give information on fringe
benefits such as company pension scheme, bonuses, expenses and commission where
When employment is terminated by
either party, notice has to be given in writing and the set period observed. Then,
how to write an application letter best? The most important matter is to
explain honestly about your self.
With reference to your
advertisement in yesterday’s ‘Guardian’, I would like to apply for the post of
I was struck by the fact that
your first requirement for the applicant was a liking for personal contact. I
have always looked for this in my profession, as a social worker in Manchester for
the last two years I have had many opportunities to gain the kind of experience
you are looking for.
I have helped in career
selection, compiling personal record sheets and keeping documentation up to
date, although I have not had many opportunities for correspondence.
My reason for seeking employment
in business or industry is the prospect of earning a higher salary. As I am
planning to get married, I am looking for a job where I can earn an adequate
Please let me know if and when I
may come for an interview. I would very much like to know more about this job.