Job Letters - Module 28 - Lecture

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Job Letters - Module 28 - Lecture

  1. 1. Job Application Letters <ul><li>Module 28 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Job Letter Components <ul><li>Major requirements of the job for which they’re applying. </li></ul><ul><li>Points that separate them from other applicants. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Job Letter Components <ul><li>Points that show their knowledge of the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities that every employer is likely to value: the ability to write and speak effectively, to solve problems, to get along with people. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Style and Content <ul><li>Address the letter to a specific person. If the reader is a woman, call the office to find out what courtesy title she prefers. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't mention relatives’ names. </li></ul><ul><li>Omit personal information not related to the job. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Style and Content <ul><li>Unless you’re applying for a creative job in advertising or Web design, use a conservative style: few contractions, no sentence fragments, clichés, or slang. </li></ul><ul><li>Edit the letter carefully and proof it several times to make sure it’s perfect. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Solicited Letter <ul><li>State that you are applying for the job. </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase the job title as the source phrased it. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop major qualifications in detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop other qualifications, even if the source didn’t ask for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for an interview. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Unsolicited (prospecting) letter <ul><li>Catch the reader’s attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a bridge between the attention-getter and your qualifications. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on what you know and can do. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop your strong points in detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for an interview. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Content <ul><li>Specific person. </li></ul><ul><li>Indicate the specific position. </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific about your qualifications. </li></ul><ul><li>Separate yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Show knowledge of the company and position. </li></ul><ul><li>• Refer to your résumé and ask for an interview. </li></ul><ul><li>• Use a full page. </li></ul><ul><li>• Use a second page if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>• Use you-attitude. </li></ul><ul><li>Use positive emphasis </li></ul>
  9. 9. Content <ul><li>Show knowledge of the company and position. </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to your résumé and ask for an interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a second page if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Use you-attitude. </li></ul><ul><li>Use positive emphasis </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you.

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