jobs require you to complete an application form. Ensure you follow
all the instructions, such as using a Black Pen. One
of the easiest ways of applying for work is to use a covering letter
and enclose your CV. Here are a few tips on using Covering Letters:
covering letter can be typed or written - typed looks better - especially
if you have poor handwriting.
there are no spelling errors and that it makes grammatical sense.
A useful tip is to write a first draft of your letter, then leave
it several days before reading through it again - does it still
look ok? - if so write it out neatly.
it short - no more than 2 sheets of paper.
Here are some example paragraphs of text, that could be used in a covering letter
when applying for an advertised post, or an enquiry about possible
Paragraph 1 - Mention the Post or Position
should like to apply for the position of xxxxxxxx which was advertised
in the xxxxxxxxxxxxxx on the xxxxxxxxxx.
response to your advertisement in the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on the xxxxxxxxxx,
i wish to apply for the post of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
am looking for a position in xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and understand that
your firm is planning to expand in the near future. I should like
to be considered for any suitable vacancies which may arise.
am writing to you in order to ascertain whether you have any current
vacancies in xxxxxxxxxxxxxx or should you envisage a post becoming
available in the future would you please keep my details on file.
Paragraph 2 - Sell yourself and ensure the words used reflect those in the advert
the past seven years, I have applied my knowledge of computer hardware
and software to the competitive computer industry and have established
an impressive track record. Notably, I have attained "branch
sales manager of the year" for the past two years. You will
see that my attached curriculum vitae demonstrates a history of
determination, motivation and a will to succeed.
believe that I would be ideally suited to your advertised post as
I have had several years' experience working as a fitness instructor
at the Oakdale Health Farm, in Stafford. My duties included assessing
fitness and working out individual fitness programmes for the guests.
From my CV, you will see that as well as being qualified to teach
aerobics, I am also a qualified swimming instructor.
Paragraph 3 - Why do you want the job?
would welcome the opportunity to become part of your successful
am keen to work in an environment where I can fully utilise my skills
and experience to further both the organisation's goals and my own
position offers the challenge, variety and stimulation I am seeking.
Paragraph 4 - Indicate a willingness to provide further details and availability