I would refer you to your advertisement in this weeks daily sun which calls for sales manager.
I am 24 years of age and would be most grateful if you would consider me for this position.
I was educated at Enugu State University of Science and technology, EnuguState and I am at present employed by a company in the metal industry, I have had experience of plastic materials though only from the office sales side.
I thrust that this application is of your interest and I await your reply.
Yours faithfully .
I wonder what you make of that letter. The application has only said three things about himself:
(a) His age
(b) Where he was educated
(c) That he is at present employed in the sales office of a metal firm and has some knowledge in plastic materials.
No personality comes over and the employers virtually has nothing to go over.
What did the applicant do at school?
Did he (does he) play any games?
What did he do when he left school
How long has he been with his present firm? In what capacity?
What are his ambitions?
In a nutshell why does he think he should be considered?.
I refer to your advertisement in the daily sun.
I will like to take this opportunity of applying for the post of a sales manager in your company. I have over four years experience with my present employers, whose business is the wholesaling of any form of rubber to manufacturing and retail outlet is in Northern Niger.
I am 45 years of age married with a family, as there is no more advancement in my present company, I hope your company will offer better prospects than I am able to procure at present.
This application is only slightly better than the first example, the writer tells us that:
(a) He is 45 years old;
(b) He is a family man;
(c) He has had four years with his present firm, which is involved in the selling of all forms of rubber;
(d) He gives a reason for wanting to make a change (there are no more prospects for him).
Would you interview him?
With reference to your advertisement in the daily sun for a sales manager, I would like to apply for the position.
I am 35 years old and I have been driving for eight years and hold a clean driving license.
I left school at 25 after obtaining a BSc. In business administration.
My first position was with a company manufacturing paper, as a sales clerk for three years, then I moved on to become assistant to the sales manager in a company making plastic containers for four years.
I have been in my present position, where I am in control of the sales office of a firm of hardware merchants for 15 months.
I await your earliest convenience.
This man tells us little more than the other two. We know it;
(a) His 35 years old
(b) He has been driving for eight years and holds a license without endorsement.;
(c) He left school at 25 with a BSc in Business Administration;
(d) He has had experience in the sales department of three different firms;
(e) He stayed in one job for three years and another for four years.
Now let us set our the letter of application of Author Esheya whose personal details we outlined previously.
I refer to your advertisement in the daily sun, and I wish to be considered as the sales manager.
My age is thirty –two. I am single and had a good general education at Best Brian Academy Abuja I obtained ‘O’ Level passes in English Language, History, Biology, CRK, Government, Economics, English Literature, mathematics and geography, after leaving school at the age of eighteen, I continued my studies at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and ultimately obtained a BSc. In marketing.
For the past six years I have been engaged in industrial selling, as a sales correspondence clerk with Coca-Cola bottling company Ltd of Enugu, and latterly as the assistant to the commercial manager of Uniliver Nigeria Plc of Lagos. My duties have brought me into contact with customers by letter and telephone. I am, therefore, seeking to broaden my knowledge and experience by taking the position of a sales manager with your company.
My knowledge of the plastic industry is extremely slender. However, I knew nothing of brewery industry when I entered it five years ago and with that time, I feel I have acquired a considerable understanding of its processes and marketing methods. With the training which you offer, I am sure that I will obtain an equal appreciation of the requirements of the plastic industry.
Outside my business activities, I am a moderate class player and enjoy walking, reading and the theatre,
I hope you will accord me the opportunity of an interview.
The qualification and experiences which Author Esheya has been able to offer differ from those of the writers of the previous letters, I think you will agree, however, that he has put himself over rather better than they. He has written an interesting letter, one which has a certain style about it . above all by setting out as much about himself as he has, he has provided the employer with some glimpse of the kind of man he might be.
This application letter should get Author Esheya his interview.
Кардинал Хуэрра послушно кивнул. Дьявол ворвался в святилище в поисках выхода из Божьего дома, так пусть он уйдет, и как можно скорее. Тем более что проник он сюда в самый неподходящий момент.