Your application is the first contact you will have with an employer. It is also your chance to make a good first impression as the employer will use it to help decide if you are suitable for the job and if they would like to give you an interview.
It is most important to take time and care with your application. Make sure that it looks professional, has a clean layout, is spell checked and is easy to read. Make sure you use paper that is size A4.
There are many ways you can write a letter for a job, however, your address, phone number and the date must be on the letter. Always address the letter to the person named in the ad. If there is no name mentioned write Sir/Madam or phone the company and get the correct name. When you write the letter put in the following information.
Your name Your address Date Name of Contact at Company Company Name (ABC) 123 ABC St SOUTH BRISBANE 4101 Dear Sir/Madam, (person’s name if you know it) Re: position applying for I am writing to express my interest in the position you have advertised for a (name position) and where advertised eg, in The Courier Mail on (date you saw the advertisement) e.g. 23 October 2006. My previous experience in the (mention related experience from workplace) has given me excellent workplace skills which would be an asset to (name company you are writing to). I am honest, reliable, friendly and easy to get along with, as well as being a quick learner. I possess excellent communication skills and I am well presented. Due to my previous experience in the (name industry) I believe any employer would strongly benefit from my employment. Please find enclosed a copy of my current resume. I can be contacted on 0400 000 000, to discuss this opportunity further. Thank you for considering my application and I look forward to meeting with you soon. Yours faithfully (if name not known), or Yours sincerely (if name is known) [Sign here] Your name
Your name Your address Date Name of person you are applying to Company name Address Dear Sir / Madam My name is ……………… and I am currently attending year 12 at ABC College. I am looking to commence a traineeship in the …………… industry as a school-based apprentice. I have been gathering my skills in the ………………… industry through work experience and casual employment as you will note in my resume. I can offer an employer honesty and reliability and a commitment to learning the necessary skills to succeed within this field of work. I have very good communication skills and demonstrated my qualities as a valuable employee through my past work placements. I am a (insert a quality you have) person and would enjoy working in your company as part of a team, or in an autonomous role. Please find attached my current resume that gives further details on my skills and experience. I can be contacted on 0400 000 000 to arrange a suitable time for an interview. Thank you for considering my application and I look forward to meeting with you soon. Yours faithfully (if name not known), or Yours sincerely (if name is known) [Sign Here] Your name