For some people it can be very hard to write a good open application letter for a particuler job. In this tutorial we will provide you insight on how to write a good application letter for a possible job. We will also include a template which you can use for future jobs.
The first thing which you need to be aware of is the function you want to apply for. Do know that a company also haves other functions which could be fullfilled by you. So it is wise to make sure to the employer that you are interested in one specific job but that you are also willing to take on another job. This will create a window for communication if there are jobs available at the company or agancy you want to work for.
Don’t make it to long, make it a direct letter which they can use to invite you for a conversation. Do keep in mind that these companies get a lot of messages each day, if you can contact the right person via LinkedIn or via the phone. Then do that. It is way faster then sending an open letter to apply for a job.
Take a look at the template below, this template shows directly which is requested by the person that is searching for a job and it directly tells which steps the person is willing to take to get a conversation with the employer.
You will need the following information if you want to make a good impression:
- The persons name you are writting to
- Is it MR or MS ?
- The address
- Your C.V.
- A good business picture of yourself
Alright now that you have these things let setup the template.
Open Letter Template
Dear [full name],
During my search for a interesting job I found your request for [JOB TITLE], in [PLACE]. I would like to apply for a job at your company, as I know that [company name] will provide me an honest and healthy work environment which will enable me to use and develop my skills for the good of the company.
Please be aware that I am searching for a job in the field of [name of the field], so if there is any other possibility which enables me to work at [company name] then I would like to know about that offer.
Attached to this message you will find my personal C.V. and a personal picture.
If there are any questions, please let me know.
I am looking forward to your response.
If you use the template above be aware that you need to adjust it as a lot of people will use the same template.
Once you are invited for a conversation make sure that you take care of the following items:
- Shave yourself
- Wear a suit (or not, depends on the company)
- Look fresh
- Research the companies activities and services
- Take your OWN C.V. and PICTURE with you
- Take your ID with you