An application letter, or a cover letter, is a document that provides the employer with detailed information on why an applicant is qualified for the job they are applying for and should be sent with a resume when applying for jobs.
Writing an application letter is not an easy task, and it can become frustrating when you send one to a company and not hear back from them. There are two things that you can do from here: you can either keep waiting, or you can send a follow-up letter.
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Send it Promptly
Wait around at least a week after sending your job application, and if you don’t hear back by then, consider sending a follow-up letter. If you are in a hurry, consider sending an email or making a phone call, or even visit the office personally.
Never accuse the employer of ignoring your application. Think positive, that they are simply very busy and have not yet had time to respond to your application.
Keep it Short
The employer is likely busy and has many application letters to go through. Therefore, don’t add to their workload with a very long letter. Get right to the point, explaining who you are and why you are writing.
Reinforce your Skills Briefly
While your letter should be short, you should also briefly reiterate one or two things that make you stand out as a job candidate.
Polish Up and Finalize
This letter is a chance for you to make an impression on the employer. Make sure it is professional and polished, and that your letter is in the proper business letter format. Read through the letter carefully before sending it.
These templates were written by knowledgeable professionals who wish to provide you with informative and useful tools to help you in making your own application letter. You may be able to easily download these templates for free, and you can save it in the Doc, Docx format. These templates are fully editable as long as you have the needed software such as MS Office or the freeware Apache OpenOffice.
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