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Application letter tips below will help you to prepare an application letter that stands out. Prepare a short and simple application letter. As an application letter is your introduction to potential employers. An application letter is also referred to as a cover letter. 


What to include in your application Letter

  • Outline in your application letter how your experience matches the job that you are applying to.
  • Explain why you are writing the application letter.
  • Explain what you have to offer to the company. This will make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Conclude you are looking forward to an interview.
  • Include one or two achievements.
  • Customize each application letter for the position you are applying to. Also see letter of application examplewhich can be used as a general guide. You can prepare a general application letter, similar to the simple application letter sample. Then edit the simple application letter for each specific job.
  • Try to avoid mentioning salary expectation.
  • An application letter should be a brief and simple one page letter.
  • Address each application letter to a specific person.
  • Don’t mention negative aspects of yourself.
  • Prepare a general application letter, then edit for each specific job.


More application letter tips

  • Check job application closing dates and always apply early.
  • Check the spelling and grammar in your application letter.
  • Keep a copy of each application letter that you send.


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In addition to the above application letter tips, also see letter of application example.


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