Definition of Application Letter
Posted November 15, 2012on:
Definition: A letter of application, also known as a cover letter, is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience.
A letter of application typically provides detailed information on why are you are qualified for the job you are applying for. Effective application letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specific organization and identify your most relevant skills or experiences.
Your application letter should let the employer know what position you are applying for, why the employer should select you for an interview, and how you will follow-up.
When writing an application letter you should include :
- First Paragraph: Why you are writing – mention the job you are applying for and where you found the listing.
- Middle Paragraph(s): What you have to offer the employer – mention why your skills and experience are a good fit for the job.
- Last Paragraph: Say thank you to the hiring manager for considering you and note how you will follow up.
Sample of Application Letter :
I’m seeing your fast growing organization and I heard that your company has a good reputation, so I would like to join with your company as System Computer officer.
I am 23 years of age and I graduated from Computer Science and Information Technology Faculty, Gunadarma University, Jakarta, Computer System.
I have an excellent health, high motivation, good communication skill, computer skill, creative, high loyalty, integrity, I am ready to work hard, and highly motivated to works every where.
Hopefully, you could consider my application and I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Muhammad Rizky Aulia, S.Kom