Theory

HOW TO WRITE AN A LETTER OF APPLICATION
You start with Paragraph 1- Introduction
In the introduction you :

– say why you are writing and what you are responding to (e.g. an advert, a prospectus).

– begin Dear Mr Johns/ Dear Ms Jones etc. if you don’t know the name of the person write Dear Sir/ Madam

-say which job you’re applying for

– say where you saw the advert ( you can invent a newspaper and/or date if you need to)

Phrases you can use in the introduction:

* I would like to apply for the position of … which I saw advertised …

* One of my reasons for applying is….

* I am writing with reference to…

REMEMBER: It’s a formal piece of writing that means:  use a formal, neutral style: no contractions, no colloquial language, no direct questions, no informal punctuation such as exclamation marks.

In the 2nd Paragraph you :

– briefly describe you/ your situation ( you can write about: Where you come from/  Knowledge of the area / Training/qualifications /  Previous experience /  Other skills (e.g. computers) / What kind of person you are)

– organise your application so that you mention each of the areas in the advertisement

Phrases you can use to in the 2nd paragraph:

* At present I am …. ( working for./ a student at ..)

* I have a reasonable command of …. ( English)

* I have a good ….  knowledge of …..

* I regret I have has no experience of…. ( this kind of work)

* For the last (two) years I have been… ) studying/ working..)

* When I was at .. I…

* I very much enjoy .. (working with people/travelling)


In the 3rd Paragraph you :

– make it clear why you are applying for a ....................... and why you would be a suitable candidate.

– cover all the points in the question

– mention that you are suitable

Phrases you can use in the 3rd paragraph:

* I feel I would be suitable for the job…

* I think I would be suitable candidate for… because..

* The job would give me the opportunity to… ( get work experience during the summer.

* I have always been interested in (…)

* One of the main reasons I am applying for this job is that….

* I have a lot of experience of ( dealing/ working)


In the last paragraph you :

– say when and how you can be contacted

– should be polite but not too much

– use formal ending ( Sincerely/ Sincerely yours / Kind regards / Yours truly etc. )

– sign your name and then print your name clearly underneath

Phrases you can use to end the letter

* I am available to (start work/ attend an interview) …

* Thank you for considering my application.

* I would be grateful/ happy/ free/ able to ..(attend the interview/ provide reference.)

* I can be contacted on (07935033195) at any time

* I hope you will consider my application.

* I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

 

Fecha: 19/6/2017 | Creado por: Maria Carolina
Categoria: Unit 4