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Write your own CV in English using qualifications you already have or ones that you think you might get in the future. Use the CV in ex. 1.11 as a model.

 

1.13. Letter of Application

The letter of application, sometimes called cover letter can be as important as the CV because it is the first direct contact between a candidate and an employer. If this letter is not well written and presented, it will make a poor impression. The letter of application nomally contains four parts in which you should:

4. confirm that you wish to apply and say where you learned about the job;

5. say why you are interested in the position and your interests are the same as those of the company;

6. show that you can contribute to the job by describing your most relevant skills and experience;

7. indicate your willingness to attend an interview (and possibly say when you will be free to attend).

 

1.14. Study this letter of application which accompanied the CV in ex.1.11. What information does it add to the CV?

Read and analyze details from the letter of application given below. Look at the outline of the letter on the left and indicate where the information should go.

Write your own letter of application for one of the positions proposed in advertisements in Text 4 (Appendix 1, Module III).

1.17. Interviewing Job Applicants

Interviews are a central part of the recruitment process for most organizations. Usually applicants are interviewed after sending in an application form or CV. The purpose of an interview is to assess the applicant, and for the applicant to demonstrate abilities and personality. It is also an opportunity for the applicants to make sure that the organization and the position are what they want. Here are some useful advice for you to follow in future.

Preparation for the interview.

Learn about the organization

Have specific job or jobs in mind

Review your qualifications for the job

Prepare to answer broad questions about yourself

Review your resume

Arrive before the scheduled time of your interview

Get plenty of sleep the night before the interview

 

What to Wear:

 

Women

Solid dark colored suits or a dress

Wear hosiery

If wearing a dress/skirt, make it sure its at least knee-length

Nothing skin-tight

 

Men

Solid colored button-up shirt, tucked in

Tie

Dark socks

Nothing too baggy

If wearing a suit, go with dark colors

Your shoes and belt should match

 


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