Letter-writing tips

Whilst most applications are done on-line nowadays, many employers still do ask for written letters of application and printed CVs.

  • Use good-quality A4 paper, ideally 90 or 100 gsm. Matching envelopes create a good impression too. If you really want to push the boat out, get some stationery printed at your high-street print shop, although in this day and age you can produce almost as good an effect with your word processor. (Don’t ask for the address to be printed in blue – it doesn’t photocopy too well.)
  • Unless you have been asked specifically to submit a handwritten application, your letter of application should be written using your word processor. If you’re asked to send a hard copy, make sure your printer is set to the ...

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