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#425442 - 16th Aug 2010 10:59am Letter of application, my letter.
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So i've saw a job I'd like to do and have wrote up a cover letter to accompany my CV as per the employer's request. Below is the description of the job from the website and then the main contents of my cover letter below that. I want to know if there's anything I should maybe change/add/remove from it. Thanks!

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Duties include running and maintenance of digital printing equipment and software. You will be trained in general sign making. Computer skills are essential and Photoshop/Illustrator knowledge is a definite benefit.
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Dear Employer's name,

I am writing to you in response to your advert for a Digital Print Trainee I saw on the Job Centre Plus website. I have enclosed a copy of my CV for your perusal.

I am interested in this position as I have a great willingness and desire to learn and work within the printing industry. I have a keen eye for detail and offer a much focused approach to all work I carry out to ensure deadlines are met with maximum efficiency and minimal drama. As part of my hobby I design websites in Photoshop and have a good understanding of the application. I have a very creative nature and believe I have got all of the relevant skills and abilities for the position advertised.

I look forward to hearing from you soon to discuss my application further.


Yours sincerely


Mr Andrew Martin

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#425444 - 16th Aug 2010 11:03am Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Very good. good luck.

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#425445 - 16th Aug 2010 11:05am Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: chev_chelios]
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thanks mate! is there anything in it u would maybe alter?

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#425450 - 16th Aug 2010 11:20am Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Looks fine. i aint done 1 of them for 15yrs lol.

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#425451 - 16th Aug 2010 11:22am Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: chev_chelios]
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lol fair play! going to get it to them today and hopefully hear back from them!

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#425453 - 16th Aug 2010 11:34am Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Originally Posted By: Davey_Martin
So i've saw a job I'd like to do and have wrote up a cover letter to accompany my CV as per the employer's request. Below is the description of the job from the website and then the main contents of my cover letter below that. I want to know if there's anything I should maybe change/add/remove from it. Thanks!

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Description
Duties include running and maintenance of digital printing equipment and software. You will be trained in general sign making. Computer skills are essential and Photoshop/Illustrator knowledge is a definite benefit.
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Dear Employer's name,

I am writing to you in response to your advert for a Digital Print Trainee as advertised on the Job Centre Plus website. I have enclosed a copy of my CV as requested for your perusal.

I am interested in this position as I have a great willingness and desire to learn and work within the printing industry. I have a keen eye for detail and offer a much focused approach to all work I carry out to ensure deadlines are met with maximum efficiency and minimal drama. As part of my hobby I design websites in Photoshop and have a good understanding of the application. I have a very creative nature and believe I have deleted all of the relevant skills and abilities for the position advertised.

I look forward to hearing from you soon to discuss my application further.


Yours sincerely


Mr Andrew Martin

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#425454 - 16th Aug 2010 11:37am Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: cathie]
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thanks very much cathie! amazing the difference a few alterations can make to a letter.

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#425475 - 16th Aug 2010 1:53pm Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: Davey_Martin]
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that's that sent off to them, fingers crossed i hear something back!

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#425510 - 16th Aug 2010 4:44pm Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Good luck hun I don't envy anyone job hunting the state of the country at the moment...xxx

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#425517 - 16th Aug 2010 5:09pm Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: cathie]
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Registered: 14th Aug 2010
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Good advice Cathie. Just as long as you don't actually put "I have deleted all of the relevant skills and abilities" Andrew. That would give them a laugh. LOL.

Good luck. It makes a pleasant change to see someone actually write a good application letter these days and with Cathie's grammar corrections, it is even better. Being on the receiving end at times, I have seen all sorts in my time and the standard of English is just getting worse and worse all the time! I've even seem some using txt abbreviations! Ow n rth do thy xpct 2 gt the jb?

Gordon

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#425609 - 16th Aug 2010 10:03pm Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: gohunter]
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luckily i'm employed at the minute but i'm just not getting the hours i need to be honest! and dont worry gordon, i did make the the obvious amendments before sending it to them! haha.

thanks!

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#425630 - 16th Aug 2010 10:39pm Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Mind you one can sit there all day interviewing someone, but at the end of the day the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
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O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever ...

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#425631 - 16th Aug 2010 10:39pm Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: Nigel]
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Good luck anyway soldier!
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#425667 - 17th Aug 2010 8:38am Re: Letter of application, my letter. [Re: Nigel]
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cheers mate and i totally agree. i've never been on the other side of the interviewing process myself, but can imagine employers to get some great applications only to find once they've taken the candidate on it was just a load of fabricated bullsh*t. lol

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