How to Prepare an Application Letter For A Software Developer

How to Prepare an Application Letter For A Software Developer

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One of the requirements of applying for a job is having a jobapplication letter/em>. When applying for a position as a software developer it is always advisable to have a job application letter for the position.

Difficulty: easy

Instructions:

The following should include in your letter.

Contact information

This contains your information which the employer will use to contact you in case of an interview. You include your name, address, phone number and any other contact information.

  • Your name
  • Street address (if applicable)
  • Postal address
  • Telephone

Date

This is the date on which you wrote the letter. The date should be in full and not abbreviated like April 20th, 2010.

Recipient address

This is the address of the person you are writing to,

Name (in full not initials)

Title the person holds

Company

Street address (if applicable)

Postal address

Salutation

You use “dear Ms. / Mr. (last name)”

Subject line

Give your letter a subject e.g RE: application for the position of a software developer. The subject line should be underlined but including this part in your letter is optional

Body

Here you state the details of the letter

First paragraph

State the reason for writing the letter and where you saw the advert. E.g. I am applying for the position of a software developer as advertised in the weekly magazine, as stipulated in the advert I am attaching my resume.

Second paragraph

You state your qualities that you think  are related and relevant to the position of a software developer. For example:

Having read your requirements you have listed in your advert, I believe I am the right candidate for the job. I have 5 years of experience as a software developer. I have good communication skills and I possess the ability to work under pressure.

Last paragraph

You thank the employer for taking their time to read your letter .e.g.

Thank you for reading my letter and please feel free to contact me with the numbers given above.

And also you could give them the date on which you will be available for an interview.

Complementary close

Finish your letter with the complementary “yours sincerely”

Type our name and sign it in between the complementary close and your name.

Enclosure

Indicate the word ‘enclosure’ to show that there is an enclosed document.

Application Letter Template

Job Application Letters

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