Companies that have open positions generally advertise by posting job requisitions on online job boards, on the company’s website, or by taking out an ad in the newspaper. The purpose of the solicited application letter, also referred to as a cover letter, is to get an interview. It is your letter of introduction and should be written in a manner that captures the hiring manager’s attention and makes you stand out from the competition.
Format and Content
The solicited application letter format begins by stating the specific advertised position you are applying for, where you learned about the job opening and why you feel you are the best candidate. The body of the letter should contain examples of how you can help the organization achieve its goals based on your experience, education and skills. The concluding paragraph contains your contact information and thanks the hiring manager for his or her time and consideration.
This solicited application letter sample is written by a professional who is seeking a position that is similar to past positions. She uses job-specific terminology to show she is knowledgeable in the field of web development. Additionally, she lists past accomplishments that are important to all companies that depend on their online presence as a strategic marketing channel.
I am writing to apply for the position of Content Manager on your web development team at Pierce Manufacturing.
I learned of the opening through an online career job board. I found the opportunity as described very appealing. Based on the expertise and requirements listed, I believe I have the qualifications needed to make a positive contribution to the ongoing success of your organization.
As a web communications manager,I worked as part of a team to develop the site structure and authored all of the content for the company’s website. I increased the company’s visibility with prospective customers by designing detailed product specification pages with built-in modules for size, color and quantity options. I increased page views and improved the company’s search engine ranking to first page status by employing a variety of techniques, including key word optimization, co-marketing strategies and strategic online advertisement placements.
My experience in working on cross-departmental teams has allowed me to develop strong interpersonal skills. I possess the ability to work and communicate productively with creative coworkers and highly technical engineers. I am experienced in both the development and marketing aspects of web development.I am skilled in various programming languages, search engine optimization techniques, functional enhancement identification and implementation and in creating attention-getting web content. I am dedicated, motivated and I consistently strive to achieve a standard of excellence.
I believe I am a very good candidate for the position of Content Manager and I would greatly appreciate an in person interview. You may reach me by phone at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email] I am enclosing a copy of my resume for your consideration, along with letters of recommendation from previous employers. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to meet you soon.
Ms. Della Walker
Sundance Letter of Recommendation
PSR Letter of Recommendation