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Business communication building critical skill 6th module028

Job
Application
Letters

Module
Twenty Eight
McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Copyright © 2014 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.


Learning Objectives
LO 28-1 Select job application letters for
different situations.
LO 28-2 Contrast differences among job
application letters.
LO 28-3 Compare similarities among job
application letters.
LO 28-4 Examine methods for specific
company targeting.
28-2



Learning Objectives
LO 28-5 Apply principles for T-letters.
LO 28-6 Apply principles for appropriate job
application letter length.
LO 28-7 Apply principles for good job
application letter tone.
LO 28-8 Apply principles for e-mail job
application letters.
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Job Application Letters
In your letter, focus on:

 Major requirements of the job.
 Points that separate you from other applicants.
 Points that show your knowledge of the
organization.
 Qualities that every employer values.

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Job Application Letters
To make the letter professional:

Use a standard font.
Address your letter to a specific person.
Don’t mention relatives’ names.
Omit unnecessary personal information.
In general, use a conservative style.
Edit and proofread carefully.

28-5


Allocating Time in Writing a Job
Application Letter



28-6


What kind of letter should I use?


Solicited letter

 You know the company is hiring.
 You’ve seen an ad
 you’ve been advised to apply by a professor or
friend
 You’ve read in a trade publication that the
company is expanding

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What kind of letter should I use?


Prospecting letter

 You may want to work for an organization which
has not announced that it has openings in your
area..
 These help you tap into
the “hidden job market.”

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How are the two letters different?
When you know the company is hiring, organize your letter in this way:


State that you are applying for the job.



Develop major qualifications in detail.



Develop other qualifications, even if the source didn’t ask for them.



Ask for an interview.

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A Solicited Letter

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How are the two letters different?
When you don’t have any evidence that the
company is hiring, organize your letter this way:
 Catch the reader’s interest
 Create a bridge between the attention-getter
and your qualifications.
 Develop your strong points in detail.
 Ask for an interview.
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A Prospecting Letter

28-12


What parts of the two letters
are the same?

28-13


What parts of the two letters
are the same?

28-14


Targeting a Specific Company
in Your Letter

28-15


Can I use T-letters?


Use a T-letter if the employer prefers it.



To create a T-letter

 Determine job duties and how you match them.
 Use bullet points to highlight duties and your
skills.
 Use a solicited or unsolicited introduction.
 Ask for an interview.

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A Solicited T-letter
 T-letters offer the
advantage of
skimming but with
some of the narrative
qualities of a letter

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How long should my letter be?


A short letter throws away an opportunity to be persuasive; suggest that you have aren’t very interested in the job.



If you need more than a page, use it.



The extra space gives you room to be more specific about what you’ve done

28-18


The company wants an e-mail
application. What should I do?


Put the job number or title for which you’re applying in your subject line and in the first paragraph.



Prepare your letter in a word-processing program with a spell-checker to make it easier to edit and proof the document.

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The company wants an e-mail
application. What should I do?


Don’t send anything in all capital letters.



Don’t use smiley faces or other emoticons.



Put your name and e-mail address at the end of the message.

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An E-Mail Application Letter

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