In my previous article, I have taken you through the first five steps in writing a very effective application letter. In this article, I will explain four other important things you should always consider when writing an application letter.
6. Write about your experience and qualifications.
Now, the next thing you should include in your application letter is your experience, qualifications and skills, make sure this is positioned in a way that aligns with the company’s goals and mission. Since a job application letter should stand on its own without a resume, it will do you a lot of good to include details about your experience that relate to the position to which you’re applying.
7. Include aspects of your personality
There is another thing you must always remember when you are writing your job application letter, it is the fact that you must consider how you can include aspects of your personality. This is very crucial as it enables the hiring manager to see how much you fit in for the posts you are applying for.
8. Express your appreciation
This is a very important thing to do before you sign off on your letter, remember to express your appreciation to the hiring manager for reviewing your letter and considering you for the position even though he hasn’t yet, this simply show you believe he will do the needful by considering your application letter. Remember that the person to review your application letter is taking time out of their day to read what you have written, so expressing your gratitude for that time spent is a polite and professional way to close the document.
9. Time to close the letter
It is very common for many who are writing application letters to use “Sincerely” or “Best” when closing the letter, it is not a bad thing to do but always remember that the final line of the letter should be your full name. If the application letter you are submitting is a hard copy, then you need to include your signature above your typed name. However, if you are submitting an application letter via email, make sure to include your contact information after writing your name, this is way better than putting it in the header.