Help writing a job application letter

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Found 6th Feb 2009
a job im interested in wants a letter why your applying for job etc so i created one, but i don't think it looks right

writing stuff isnt my strong point Lol.......text in next post..

anyone got any ideas to snazz it up

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Original Poster

Hi, my name is xxxxxx and im interested applying for your job advertised on the job centre plus website job # xxxxxx

I do not have any qualifications for the role but i have computer experience. I have used windows based pc's at home for 12 years
and had to fix numerous problems which have come up including setting up networks, virus & malware problems.

I have been building and repairing pc's for a hobby for about 6 years. Im currently building two pc's for friends from scratch.

At the moment i am in a customer based role at a local supermarket which involves interacting with customers and helping them with
questions they may have. I have been in this role for 3 years.

I am wanting to progress my career further and work my way into a pc based career. Although i do not have qualifications
i know i am confident with a pc and have 3 years in a customer based role, i am confident when approaching customers and
interacting well with them.

progress my career further and work my way into a pc based career

rather

progess my career into an information technology based career.

I wouldn't say in direct words that you h=don't have any experience. Say what you have, not what you don't have. Emphasis on the experience, and what you would offer the role. Problem solving, a willingness to progess and develop.

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is xxxxxx and I am interested applying for the job you have advertised on the job centre plus website, job # xxxxxx

I have lots of computer experience. I have used windows based pc's at home for 12 years, and have fixed numerous problems which have arisen. My experience includes setting up networks and solving virus & malware problems. [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="3"]*More info about what you can do[/SIZE][/COLOR]

I have been building and repairing pc's as a hobby for about 6 years. I am currently building two pc's for friends from scratch.

At the moment I am in a customer based role, which involves interacting with customers and helping them with questions they may have. I have been in this role for 3 years.

I would like to progress my career further, and focus on an I.T. based career. Although I do not have qualifications, I have lots of hands on experience, and I am prepared to train in any area you may require.

I am confident with a pc, and have 3 years experience working with the general public, I am confident when approaching customers and interacting well with them.

Original Poster

dmh77;4304494

Dear Sir/Madam, My name is xxxxxx and I am interested applying for the … Dear Sir/Madam, My name is xxxxxx and I am interested applying for the job you have advertised on the job centre plus website, job # xxxxxxI have lots of computer experience. I have used windows based pc's at home for 12 years, and have fixed numerous problems which have arisen. My experience includes setting up networks and solving virus & malware problems. [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="3"]*More info about what you can do[/SIZE][/COLOR]I have been building and repairing pc's as a hobby for about 6 years. I am currently building two pc's for friends from scratch.At the moment I am in a customer based role, which involves interacting with customers and helping them with questions they may have. I have been in this role for 3 years.I would like to progress my career further, and focus on an I.T. based career. Although I do not have qualifications, I have lots of hands on experience, and I am prepared to train in any area you may require.I am confident with a pc, and have 3 years experience working with the general public, I am confident when approaching customers and interacting well with them.



ahhh much better than my attempt :lol: thanks hun :-D

Dont put yourself down about no qualfications instead write about your qualities matre

dmh77;4304494

Dear Sir/Madam, My name is xxxxxx and I am interested applying for the … Dear Sir/Madam, My name is xxxxxx and I am interested applying for the job you have advertised on the job centre plus website, job # xxxxxxI have lots of computer experience. I have used windows based pc's at home for 12 years, and have fixed numerous problems which have arisen. My experience includes setting up networks and solving virus & malware problems. [COLOR=Red][SIZE=3]*More info about what you can do[/SIZE][/COLOR]I have been building and repairing pc's as a hobby for about 6 years. I am currently building two pc's for friends from scratch.At the moment I am in a customer based role, which involves interacting with customers and helping them with questions they may have. I have been in this role for 3 years.I would like to progress my career further, and focus on an I.T. based career. Although I do not have qualifications, I have lots of hands on experience, and I am prepared to train in any area you may require.I am confident with a pc, and have 3 years experience working with the general public, I am confident when approaching customers and interacting well with them.



perfect :thumbsup:

faevilangel;4304517

ahhh much better than my attempt :lol: thanks hun :-D



Lol, that IS your attempt... I only tweaked it!! :-D

:thumbsup:

choc1969;4304625

perfect :thumbsup:



:-D

I was actually going to suggest that he wait for you to show up to help! :whistling:

dmh77;4304666

:-DI was actually going to suggest that he wait for you to show up to … :-DI was actually going to suggest that he wait for you to show up to help! :whistling:



haha......saw he was in your capable hands :thumbsup:

faevilangel;4304204

I have been building and repairing pc's for a hobby for about 6 years. Im … I have been building and repairing pc's for a hobby for about 6 years. Im currently building two pc's for friends from scratch.



Also dont say "from scratch" as I had this on my CV and the people who interviewd me wernt the guys from the IT dept and thought I had attualy soliderd the boards etc..

just say that you build PC's from parts. or somthing


Good Luck!

choc1969;4304739

haha......saw he was in your capable hands :thumbsup:



Now, now choc... it's WAY too early to start all that again..... :whistling:

:w00t:

dmh77;4304770

Now, now choc... it's WAY too early to start all that again..... … Now, now choc... it's WAY too early to start all that again..... :whistling::w00t:



saucy minx......

surprised to see you here so early lol

Also you want to say somthing about your role with customers.
write down that you have a high customer service level, as you deal with customers everyday

Whats the position you are applying for?

Original Poster

repairing pc's for clients ...... mostly be call related from the offices but will need to go "off site" to fix them too ......

faevilangel;4304204

Hi, my name is xxxxxx and [COLOR="Red"]I'm[/COLOR] interested … Hi, my name is xxxxxx and [COLOR="Red"]I'm[/COLOR] interested [COLOR="Red"]in[/COLOR] applying for your job advertised on the job centre plus website job # xxxxxxI do not have any qualifications for the role but I have computer experience. I have used windows based pc's [COLOR="red"]PCs[/COLOR] at home for 12 yearsand had to fix numerous problems which have come up including setting up networks, virus & malware problems.I have been building and repairing pc's [COLOR="red"]PCs[/COLOR] for a hobby for about 6 years. [COLOR="Red"]I'm[/COLOR] currently building two pc's [COLOR="red"]PCs[/COLOR] for friends from scratch.At the moment[COLOR="red"] I [/COLOR]am in a customer based role at a local supermarket which involves interacting with customers and helping them withquestions they may have. I have been in this role for 3 years.I am wanting to progress my career further and work my way into a pc based career. Although [COLOR="red"]I [/COLOR]do not have qualifications[COLOR="red"]I[/COLOR] know[COLOR="red"] I [/COLOR]am confident with a pc and have 3 years in a customer based role,[COLOR="red"] I[/COLOR] am confident when approaching customers andinteracting [COLOR="Red"]interact[/COLOR] well with them.



EDIT.
Sorry, I didn't see DMH77's reply.

faevilangel;4304863

repairing pc's for clients ...... mostly be call related from the offices … repairing pc's for clients ...... mostly be call related from the offices but will need to go "off site" to fix them too ......



they aren't asking for a driving licence ?

Original Poster

choc1969;4304904

they aren't asking for a driving licence ?



nope as its going to based in and around the local area i guess

it might be that the company i would be fixing pc's for has a contract with another really local company

no mention of driving license on the job description :roll:

faevilangel;4304956

it might be that the company i would be fixing pc's for has a contract … it might be that the company i would be fixing pc's for has a contract with another really local company





pc's should be PCs. There is no apostrophe in this context.

faevilangel;4304956

nope as its going to based in and around the local area i guess :oit … nope as its going to based in and around the local area i guess :oit might be that the company i would be fixing pc's for has a contract with another really local company :ono mention of driving license on the job description :roll:



Good luck and fingers crossed hun :thumbsup:
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