Letter of application

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Letter of application by Mind Map: Letter of application

1. Competency interview – The most advanced interview type. You’ll be tested on different situations e.g. ‘tell me about a time when you showed good teamwork’.

2. One-to-one interview – The most common type… You are interviewed by just one person (usually the boss!) and it’s a simple question and answer session.

3. Types Negotiation can take a wide variety of forms, from a trained negotiator to a formal agreement to an informal negotiation between friends. Negotiation can be contrasted with mediation, where a neutral third party listens to each side. It can also be compared with arbitration, which resembles a legal proceeding. In arbitration, both sides make an argument as to the merits of their case and the arbitrator decides the outcome. This negotiation is also sometimes called positional or hard-bargaining negotiation. Theoretically distinguish between two types of negotiation. Different theorists use different labels for the two general types and distinguish them in different ways.

4. Negotiation is a dialogue between two or more people or parties intended to reach a beneficial outcome over one or more issues where a conflict exists with respect to at least one of these issues. This beneficial outcome can be for all of the parties involved, or just for one or some of them.

5. Most of the people find it difficult to make business phone calls in a foreign language. Therefore, in order to make an effective phone call, you must prepare ahead. This will save you time and frustration. Remember that your voice at the end of the line will be the first impression of you. Thus, you need to conduct yourself in a professional manner when making business phone calls.

6. One-to-one interview – The most common type… You are interviewed by just one person (usually the boss!) and it’s a simple question and answer session.

7. Job interview

7.1. So, what exactly is a job interview? The employer (and hopefully your future boss) asks you questions about your career, personality and life and you answer honestly while trying to impress them. Easy, right? Not really - job interviews can be really stressful. However, if you prepare properly for your job interview – and it really is easy to do(!) – then you can get rid of the nerves and show your interviewer why they MUST hire you. And so our interview advice is designed to get you job interview ready…

8. Curriculum Vitae

8.1. The term 'Curriculum Vitae', commonly abbreviated to CV, can be literally translated as 'course of life'. Sometimes referred to as a résumé, it's a summary of your career history that is often the first phase in getting yourself noticed by potential employers.

8.2. A CV can be sent either by post or email. It is important however when applying for a specific job to send your CV via the method outlined in the job advert. It is also essential that your CV is accompanied by a covering letter – on every occasion in which you are sending. Your covering letter should be unique to each job application and should be tailored towards the company and job being applied for.

9. A letter of application, also known as a cover letter, is a job application document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience.

10. Always write one.

11. Use business letter format.

12. Sell yourself.

13. Use keywords.

14. Keep it brief.

15. Edit, edit, edit.

16. Telephoning

16.1. Introduce yourself or/and remind the person you are calling of your identity at the beginning of the call.

16.2. Express gratitude.

16.3. Always thank the potential client for allowing you a few moments in his/her busy day. (“I want to thank you for taking my call. This will only involve a moment of your time so you can get back to your busy schedule”).

16.4. Make sure that the person you are calling is fully available to talk.

16.5. If not, try to schedule an appointment for you to call back again.

16.6. State the purpose of your call.

16.7. Be clear and to the point. Do not allow the conversation to go into meaningless chatter.

16.8. It is important to ask the other person to repeat what you are saying.

16.9. In this way you will make sure that he/she fully understands what the conversation is about. Summarise the important points of the conversation and stress on each other’s responsibilities.

16.10. End the call in a pleasant manner. Thank once again the other person for his/her time. Set an appointment for another call if it is needed, and wish him/her a good day.

17. Meetings and negotiations

17.1. In a meeting, two or more people come together to discuss one or more topics, often in a formal setting.

17.2. A meeting is a gathering of two or more people that has been convened[by whom?] for the purpose of achieving a common goal through verbal interaction, such as sharing information or reaching agreement.[2] Meetings may occur face-to-face or virtually, as mediated by communications technology, such as a telephone conference call, a skyped conference call or a videoconference.

17.3. Types of meings Ad-hoc meeting, a meeting called for a special purple. Awayday, which takes place off-site and away from the participants. Board meeting, a meeting of the board of directors of an organization Work meeting, which produces a product or intangible result such as a deciduous Breakfast Meeting One-on-one meeting, between two individuals Stand-up meeting, a meeting with attendees. The discomfort of standing for a few days helps to keep the meetings short. Team meeting, in project contexts - a meeting among colleagues working on various aspects of a team project Off-site meeting, also called "offsite retreat" and known as an Away day meeting in the UK

18. Presentation

18.1. A presentation is the process of presenting a topic to an audience. It is typically a demonstration, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, or build good will. The term can also be used for a formal or ritualized introduction or offering, as with the presentation of a debutante.

18.2. Visuals A presentation program is often used to generate the presentation content. Using the Internet by geographically disparate collaborators. Presentation views can be used to combine content from different sources into one presentation.