How to prepare written applications

If you have been asked to submit an application through the post or write a hand-written application, then there’s probably a good reason for it. It may be that the organisation is too small to be geared-up to receiving electronic applications, or it may be to see ‘how you present yourself on paper’. For example, some organisations may ask for a printed application form accompanied by a handwritten letter of application.

  • Complete the form exactly as requested. Black ink and block capitals doesn’t mean blue ink (no matter how dark) and hieroglyphics!
  • Use plain, white, quality paper.
  • Use first-class postage or, if the organisation is local, make an opportunity to ‘be in the area’ and deliver it by hand (in the ...

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