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Secrets to a good job application letter for any job and samples.
Most of you have written enquiring if we can give you a tip of application letters in your specific fields. Just as a point of information the general format that we gave a while ago does not change with your qualifications but changes with the level of the career ladder you are. I remember last year we gave a general outlook of how a cover letter should be but if you didn’t get a chance to read it please got to labels and look for a subject under ‘career advice and articles’ then look for an article titled ‘the winning cover letter.’
Anyway, I just want to take you through samples that you can use as a guiding tool when drafting you job winning cover letters. The general guidelines to a good cover letter are:
1.Let the font of the cover letter be the same as that in the CV.
2.It should be as short as possible unless you are applying for a very senior position.
3.It should have your full names, contacts, and date at the beginning.
4.Followed by the addressee’s full details.
5.Salutation to the receiver e.g Dear Sir, Dear Madam etc
6.The main subject or reference. If sending by email, this should be the subject of the email. This must be in bold and underlined.
7.Introduction and declaration of interest for any available position or an advertised one.
8.A full paragraph showing your qualifications and how they match to the job description.
9.A concluding paragraph showing gratitude if given the opportunity to come to the interview.
13.The general outlook should be as simple as possible, short and brief
Here below are samples of general application letters that should give a heads up in doing an application. Very soon we will carry an article on what you should never do in an application letter. But just look at these letters for now and if you have any question, send it to us and we will try as much as possible to send you a response. Remember these letters may appear in a tampered format because of the site application modules but we will try our best to maintain the original content.
Sample Application Letter 1
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF (JOB POSITION)
I am interested in applying for the above position advertised in................... (State the source: Newspaper or Website) on [Job Post Date]. My resume is attached for your review.
I am confident that my skills and past experience could make great contributions to your organization. Therefore I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualifications for this position in greater detail with you in person at your earliest convenience.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.
Job Seeker Name
Sample Application Letter 2
Mr. Kimani wa Kimani
P.o Box 616165225
Nairobi - 00100
The Human Resource Manager XYZA Company Ltd.
P.o Box 616165225
Nairobi - 00100
Dear Sir/ Madam,
I am writing to apply for the …….. (position) advertised in the (Source). As requested, I am enclosing a completed job application, my certification, my resume and three references.
The opportunity presented in this listing is very interesting, and I believe that my strong technical experience and education will make me a very competitive candidate for this position. The key strengths that I possess for success in this position include:
·I have successfully
·I strive for continued excellence
·I provide exceptional contributions to customer service for all customers
With a (An academic qualification like a Bachelor’s or a Diploma), I have a full understanding of the (State the purpose of the job here) excelling at new (State job area) as needed.
Please see my resume for additional information on my experience.
I can be reached anytime via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell phone, 07000000.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.
Sample Application Letter 3 for any position
Life Live Insurance Company
Box 893276 – 002726 Nairobi
I am writing to enquire whether you have any positions available within your organization.
My name is John Mtu. I have completed a (State the highest academic qualification) and have enrolled to do further study at (State the next best qualification)in the area of (State the area of specialization).
I am a caring and genuine individual. I am very eager to find employment within the (State the industry) and believe I would be a valuable asset to your organization.
I have attached my resume for your perusal. I can be contacted at anytime on 070000000.
I thank you for taking time to read my application.
We at HCC wish you all the best in your job applications.