When writing an application letter, remember that you probably have competition. Your audience is a professional who screens and hires job applicants—someone who may look through dozens or even hundreds of other applications on the day she receives yours. The immediate objective of your application letter and accompanying resume is to attract this person’s attention. Your ultimate goal is to obtain an interview. As you write your application letter, be sure you complete three tasks: catch the reader’s attention favorably, convince the reader that you are a qualified candidate for the job, and request an interview.
The Complimentary Close: It is a humble way of ending a letter. It is written in accordance with the salutation. The most generally used complimentary close are Yours faithfully, Yours sincerely, and Thanks & Regards. Signature and Writer’s Identification: It includes signature, name, and designation of the sender. It can also include other details like contact number, address etc. The signature is handwritten just above the name of the sender. Enclosures: Enclosures show the documents attached to the letter. The documents can be anything like cheque, draft, bills, receipts, invoices etc. It is listed one by one. Copy Circulation: It is needed when the copies of the letter are sent to other persons. It is denoted as C.C. PostScript: The sender can mention it when he wants to add something other than the message in the body of the letter. It is written as P.S.