LETTER OF INTENTION

The letter of intention is a document that accompanies your resume and provides more detailed aspects of your work that can help you in the hiring process.Unlike the CV, which has a more schematic structure, the letter of intention is rather an account of the advantages that you possess, and which can convince the potential employer to invite you for the next stage - the interview.

Samples of letters of intention

Rules to be followed in drafting a letter of intention: 

  1. The Letter of intention must be short (200-250 words);
  2. Start by indicating the name of the person to whom you want to address the letter. Be sure to indicate the name and function correctly (no spelling errors). If you do not know the name, start with "Dear Sir" or "Dear Madam." Leave a blank space, then start the sentence with small letter because the text follows commas;
  3. Ideally, a letter of intention should not have more than four paragraphs:

- In the first paragraph, explain for what position you apply and from where have you find out aboutthe job you are applying for

- In the second paragraph, state the skills and qualifications that make you the right person for the position you are applying. Carefully read the announcement, identify the requirements, and see how your skills match  the required ones, and  demonstrate that your  experience will help you cope with specific responsibilities required for the this position.

- In the third paragraph indicate the expectations you have from that job. Highlight the contribution you will make to that business and your interest in the skills and knowledge you will acquire if you get the job.

- In the fourth paragraph, indicate your availability for an interview.

  1. After the fourth paragraph leave a blank space. Write an appropriate closing, for example, "Sincerely" or " Best regards” ". Leave a blank space, then write your name and sign;
  2. Standart letters do not impress anyone, personalize your letter of intention for every vacancy.