Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Systems Development Life Cycle Pages: 3 (786 words) Published: June 23, 2013
Job Application/Cover Letter
To create an effective job application letter, use good document design and use the reader-centered approach to information design: put the bottom line up front, show how you will help the organization achieve its goals, explain how your experience matches the job requirements, move from general to specific information to back up your claims. Please note that this sample is double-spaced for readability only. Professional documents are usually single-spaced.

224 Happy Drive #8 Middletown, OH 12345 April 14, 2008

Introduction Your introduction should discuss the following: • Where you saw or heard about the position • A brief background on the organization and its goals • How your experience matches the position • How you will help the organization achieve its goals • Your objective: an interview

Mr. Robert Robertson Director of Human Resources Data Systems Design 600 DSD Lane Raleigh, NC 12345

Dear Mr. Robertson: While attending the computer science job fair at the University of Dayton on April 7, 2008, I met with Ms. Kathy Anderson from your networking and data transfer division. Ms. Anderson mentioned that Data Systems Design has an entry-level Application Programmer position open, and I would like to meet with you to discuss this opportunity further. For the past several years, I have followed the growth of Data Systems Design from a small privately owned company to a multinational corporation. Based on your aggressive growth in international markets, I believe my skills in programming and systems analysis can help your company succeed in these areas. Moreover, since you are planning to expand your operations in Asia, my fluency in Japanese and French will help you in this potentially lucrative market.

Job Application/Cover Letter


Body Paragraph 1 This paragraph should discuss the following: • More detail on company goals/mission • More detail supporting your claim that you can help them achieve...
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