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How To Write A Simple Application Letter

Application letters are not something I think is relevant in today's recruitment culture and vacancy requirement but it still remains something inherently traditional with application process that every job seeker should know how to write.

Here we will be giving you a simple yet basic tip on how you can write an application letter.
The goal here is to write:

1. Something short: Putting into consideration the attention span of all human. There are tendencies for most people not to glance through more than the first paragraph of any email or letter.
2. Something clear: You would want to put your message across clearly.
3. An application letter that is convincing: Your application must represent you and the recruiter must have a reason to want to meet with you.
4. An application letter that summarize you: You also want to summarize your profile in the letter.

A simple application can go like this:
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Kemi Dauda
8 Akintola close
Ojodu, Lagos
+2348067965023
kemidauda@ymail.com

5th of February, 2017.

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HR Manager
Speed Limited
9 Akintola close, Ojodu
Ojodu Lagos.

Dear HR Manager,

I am writing to apply for the accountant position advertised on your career page on the 14th of January. As requested, I am enclosing photocopies of my certificates and my resume.
The opportunity presented in vacancy is the type I have been looking forward too and what makes me a competitive candidate are my key strengths highlighted below:

* I have successfully completed my ICAN exams and I believe the results should be out next week.
* I always strive for excellence, one that saw me graduate with a 2:1 from the university.
* I know how to use almost all accounting software like quick books, tally solutions and I am an expert with the Excel and Libre application too.

With a BSc degree in Economics and a professional certification in accounting. I believe I will be bringing a holistic perspective of a relationship and knowledge of both economics and accounting into this job.

Please see my resume for additional information on my experience.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.

Sincerely,
Signature (for hard copy letter)

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