What is a Job Application? What are the types of Job Application? Also discuss the essentials of job application.

What is a Job Application

What is a Job Application? What are the types of Job Application? Also discuss the essentials of job application.

Definition:

An application for job is a sales letter in which an applicant sells his knowledge, skills, experience and services.

Types of Job Applications

There are two types of job applications:

1) Solicited Application
2) Unsolicited Application
3) Solicited Applications

The applications, written in response to an advertisement by an employer are called solicited applications. Through solicited applications the writer comes to know the nature of qualification and experience required for the advertised post. The main advantage of this application is that the applicant becomes sure of a vacancy. All the requirements regarding experience, age and qualification are mentioned in the advertisement.

2) Unsolicited Applications

An unsolicited application is written for a job, which is not advertised by an employer. These days, a large number of unemployed youth in our country prepare unsolicited applications and send them to their employers, hoping to get suitable jobs. The main purpose of writing such applications is to convince the employer about one’s knowledge, experience and skill. An applicant sends similar applications to different organizations. It is not sure that job vacancy is available.

Plans / Essentials of Application

The following important steps should be kept in view while planning a job application:

1) Opening Paragraph
2) Qualification with Distinction
3) Job Experience
4) Personal Information
5) List of References
6) Closing Paragraph & Request for an Interview
7) Resume or bio data sheet
8) Pride and Confidence

1) Opening Paragraph

The opening paragraph of a job application should be impressive and simple. In these lines, the applicant should give reason for writing the application.

2) Qualification With Distinctions

The writer of the application should show that he is the right person for the post applied for. He should draw the reader’s attention toward his special qualifications. The applicant should mention the names of the educational institution attende 4. Similarly, typing and computer skills should be given where necessary. He should further list the educational institutions in proper order. For example, the last institution attended should come first.

Example

✓ “I beg to give the fortuwing facts regarding my qualification for your kind consideration.”
✓”I passed my matriculation examination from Central Model School. I won gold medal in the board examination.”

3) Job Experience

Experience is greater than knowledge. So, the applicant should give complete detail about his past work experience. For example, he should describe the past jobs in a proper order, which means that the most recent job should be stated first.

Example

✓ Worked as Junior Accountant with Zafar Textiles (2004-2006)
✓  Worked as P.A to Director with Shalimar Textile Mills (2002-2004)
✓ Worked as Assistant Accountant with Chishti Co. (2000-2002)

4) Personal Information

Personal information reflects one’s personality. Therefore, an applicant should be much careful in giving the personal details, which includes special interests, hobbies and other achievements. Also the applicant should give factual information about his marital status, height colour, etc.

5) List of References

Reference means to give the names of those persons who are much familiar to you. While planning the job application, the applicant should give the names and address of some responsible persons who can verify his professional skills.

6) Closing Paragraph & Request for an Interview

The main aim of a job application is to get interviews with the employer. If the application is wisely planned and clearly written, the chances of an invitation for an interview are increased in favour of the applicant. One should request for personal interview with the employer.

7) Resume or Bio Data Sheet

A Resume shows work experience and personal detail. It contains Bio Data sheet of the applicant. It includes his name, age, address, marital status, education, work experience and names of reference. If the bio data sheet is neatly written or typed, the chances of interview with the employer increase.

8) Pride and Confidence

A job application should indicate confidence and reflect pride of an applicant. An applicant should show pride upon his abilities, achievements and professional skills, leading towards a continued success. His behaviour towards the employer should not be apologetic. The writer of an application should be confident of his success.

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What is a Job Application

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