How to Write an Application Letter

Kompetensi Dasar
3.28. Menganalisis fungsi sosial, struktur teks, dan unsur kebahastaan beberapa teks khusus dalam bentuk surat
lamaran kerja, dengan memberi dan meminta informasi terkait jati diri, latar belakang
pendidikan/pengalaman kerja, sesuai dengan konteks penggunaannya.
4.28. Menyusun teks khusus surat lamaran kerja, yang memberikan informasi antara lain jati diri, latar belakang
pendidikan /pengalaman kerja, dengan memperhatikan unsur kebahasaan, secara benar dan sesuai konteks.

My dear students, in a few months later you’ll graduate from this vocational school. As vocational students you all are prepared to work directly instead of continuing to a college. In that time you’ll look for a job, and an application letter is the first thing that you need to prepare for applying a job. An application letter and resume are two most important documents you need in your bid to get a job and finally join the workforce.

What is an application letter?

An application letter, also known as a cover letter or covering letter is a one-page document that introduces a job seeker’s work history, professional skills, and personal interest in applying for a job.

In other definition, the term “application letter” and “cover letter” are different when it comes to purpose, content, and length.

Application letter in this lesson is a document which main purpose is to describe your skills, market your abilities and summarize your experience. It contains your background, summarize your knowledge and experiences includes a few more details as to why you are qualified for the job.

And what is a resume?

A resume is written compilation of your education, work experience, credentials, and accomplishments. Most professional positions require applicants to submit a resume and application letter as part of the application.

In this chance we focus and just talk about application letter, we’ll talk about a resume in next meeting.

What to Include in Your Application Letter

When writing your application letter, you must use the following basic structure:

Salutation: A professional greeting that addresses the hiring manager by name

Introduction: Carefully written to grab the hiring manager’s attention and explain whyyou want the job.

Body paragraphs: At least two paragraphs detailing your relevant education, skills,work experience, and suitability for the job.

Conclusion: A concise ending that reiterates your strengths, and asks the hiring managerto contact you (known as a call to action).

Furthermore explanation, please watch this video video

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