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What Work Cambridgeshire & Rutland 2016 S P I T P O T © Careersoft Job applications Competition for jobs these days is fierce. Getting things right at the application stage will help you to go further. Use these tips to make sure you are someone an employer wants to meet. Writing a letter 33 Write the letter out in rough first and check for mistakes. 33 Use the person’s The average name if you know employer spends under it and end the 10 seconds looking at letter ‘Yours each CV. Make sure yours looks good. sincerely’ then your name. If you don’t know their name, begin ‘Dear Sir / Madam’ and end it ‘Yours faithfully’. 33 If you’re replying to an advert, include the job title and reference. 33 Include your full address, phone number and the date. 33 Keep the letter relevant to the job and to the point. 33 Use plain white or cream paper and envelopes. 33 Write neatly and clearly using black ink. 24