How to write a compelling job application?

Posted on 10th Jul 2018 | 1201 views

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A job letter is synonymous with cover letter is a job application document sent along with CV. The main objective of job application is to furnish complete information about your skills and experience to the recruiter in a quick and simplified way. Sending a job application is unique way for landing job interview. Most of the employers are asking for job application letters that helps them to shortlist for the job interviews. Before understanding how to write a job letter, here’s how a CV is different from it.

CV Vs Job Application

CV Vs Job Application

A CV is about highlighting the details about your work history, accomplishments, skills or qualifications in detail. A job letter explains what make you a potential candidate for the job opening. It also discusses about why you opted for the job role, your career summary and how you are suitable for the role.

What employers look for in an application?

At the time of shortlisting process employers consider two things.

Do your skills meet the job description?

As compare to traditional way of short listing candidates from thousands applications, application letters are quick and reliable options to assess the job candidates. Therefore to understand the eligibility it is important to read the job description before applying for it.

What makes you stand out from other candidates?

Having a look at the application may enable the hiring manager to compare your work experience and skills with other potential candidates.

Sample of job application:

A job application letter began with an introduction which mention about the position applied for. Highlight your qualifications followed by why you are interested in applying for the job. If you are a fresher mention academic excellence, while experienced professionals can experienced write about work experience and challenging assignments or projects completed. Your job application letter should be concluded by thanking the reader/employer/hiring manager for considering your application.

Quick points to remember

• Salutation/Job Title/Contact details

• Don’t create a replica of your CV

• Keep focus crystal clear on first and last para

• Keep it short and sweet

• Presentation is important.

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