Writing a Cover/Job ApplicationLetterWeek 2Centre forCommunication Skills
LearningOutcomes2At the end of this lesson you should beableto:•Explain the definition and importance ofajob application letter•Create a result-oriented, competencybasedjob application letter
Overview of thelesson31.Difference between a resume and a coverletter2.Important elements in a cover letter3.Making strong positive impressions4.Things to avoid when writing a cover letter5.Revising a cover letter6.Writing a cover letter
Difference between a resume and a coverletter4•Yourresumeshould provide the reader with a better understandingofwho you are, albeit in a “silo” manner. It isexpository(factual) innature.•Yourcover lettershould connect the dots for the reader and showhowyour previous experiences apply to the job for which you areapplying. Inother words, explain why are you interested in workingwith the companyand how you can contribute to the company basedon your skill sets.Itispersuasivein nature.
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Job application or Cover Letter: What &Why•It has the potential to differentiate youfromother applicants7
Job application Letter: What &Why8•Must be succinct, readable and attractive,format neatly laid out•Concise and detailed•Must clearly communicate importantinformationto show you are the right personfor the job
4:109•Address to the person (find the name of the HR manager)•Elaborate the info (on your resume) to persuade that you are the right person for the job•Talk about your achievements (elaborate on your skills, and how your past achievements will help you perform thejob you choose)•Write simple (avoid the use of difficult words, like jargons, for example Opera. Only use jargons related to theindustry.•Use a polite and formal tone (the words you use, phrasing)I will be delighted to provide you other informationrequired.Instead of please feel free to contact me if you need any other information.