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neatly typed, ALWAYS, and signed by hand. With the letter, should be sent a
complete “brief” or outline of the applicant’s qualiﬁcations. Both the letter of application and the brief of experience or qualiﬁcations should be prepared by an
expert. (See instructions as to information to be supplied).
4. APPLICATION THROUGH PERSONAL ACQUAINTANCES. When possible,
the applicant should endeavor to approach prospective employers through some
mutual acquaintance. This method of approach is particularly advantageous in
the case of those who seek executive connections and do not wish to appear to be
5. APPLICATION IN PERSON. In some in-stances, it may be more effective if
the applicant offers personally, his services to prospective employers, in which
event a complete written statement of qualiﬁcations for the position should be
presented, for the reason that prospective employers often wish to discuss with
associates, one’s record.
INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED IN A WRITTEN “BRIEF”
This brief should be prepared as carefully as a lawyer would prepare the brief of
a case to be tried m court. Unless the applicant is experienced in the preparation
of such briefs, an expert should be consulted, and his services enlisted for this 99 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH purpose. Successful merchants employ men and women who understand the art
and the psychology of advertising to present the merits of their merchandise. One
who has personal services for sale should do the same. The following information
should appear in the brief:
1. Education. State brieﬂy, but deﬁnitely, what schooling you have had, and in
what subjects you specialized in school, giving the reasons for that specialization.
2. Experience. If you have had experience in connection with positions similar to
the one you seek, describe it fully, state names and addresses of former employers. Be sure to bring out clearly any special experience you may have had which
would equip you to ﬁll the position you seek.
3. References. Practically every business ﬁrm desires to know all about the previous records, antecedents, etc., of prospective employees who seek positions of
responsibility. Attach to your brief photostatic copies of letters from:
a. Former employers
b. Teachers under whom you studied
c. Prominent people whose judgement may be relied upon.
4. Photograph of self. Attach to your brief a recent, unmounted photograph of
5. Apply for a speciﬁc position. Avoid application for a position without describing EXACTLY what particular position you seek. Never apply for “just a position.”
That indicates you lack specialized qualiﬁcations.
6. State your qualiﬁcations for the particular position for which you apply. Give
full details as to the reason you believe you are qualiﬁed for the particular position you seek. This is THE APPLICATION. It will determine, more than anything
else, what consideration you receive.
7. Offer to go to work on probation. In the majo...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
- Spring '12