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Job_Application_Letters_1 - The job application letter acts...

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The job application letter acts as a cover letter, an  introduction with additional information, for your  resume.
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Is sent as an accompaniment to a resume Is crucial because it is usually read first Is customized for each job It addresses a particular individual at a particular  company location It gives very specific information regarding qualifications  for a particular job
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To convince the reader that you are an  outstanding candidate who should be called for an  interview This is accomplished through evidence, not empty self- praise.
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Select points of particular correlation to the position  advertised and develop them into paragraphs The selected points may not take much space on the  resume, but are appropriate to address in the letter Choose points where you can emphasize results  Increased productivity Decreased loss Implemented a new idea Successfully trained employees
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One page for most new graduates Two pages for applicants with significant  experience Single spaced Double spaced between paragraphs Minimum four paragraphs Use topic sentences Use the enclosure notation
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Heading Return address Do not include your name if you are not using letterhead  stationary Date Inside address The name, title, organization, and address is very  important Do not address it to a department unless specifically directed to  do so If you are uncertain call the organization and ask The wrong name, title, or spelling could exclude you.
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It identifies your source of information Identifies the position you are interested in It states that you wish to be considered for the  position It gives an indication of why you are interested in  this company It forecasts the rest of the letter
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For an unsolicited application ask if a position is  available For an advertised position include the publication 
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