Sunday, 1 February 2015

Job Applications-Higher Order Writing Skills for CBSE Grade Twelve

The General Objective
Job applications are part of the unit that includes formal and informal letters. The total marks allotted to letters is six marks. The job application includes the cover letter and a bio data or the curriculum vitae. The cover letter includes a brief description of the applicant,his qualification, experience and a mention of the newspaper and the date of the advertisement, while the bio data includes specific details including information about academic achievements, co-curricular achievements, and experience. The student is thus expected to write his or her job application according to the accepted format, accepted conventions, and accepted value points.
A Sample Question
The Sun Star Public School, Kamla Nagar, Delhi, invites applications for the the post of receptionist on full time basis. The post requires the  female candidate to have a minimum qualification of a valid graduate degree. Preference will be given to candidates who have a minimum experience of at least one year on a similar post,  those who have a pleasing personality and are fluent in English.  Remuneration and perks will be according to industry standards. A higher start can be considered for deserving candidates.
Suggested Answer
Mukherjee Nagar                                                                                                                                
New Delhi                                                                                                                    
25th February, 2016

The Manager                                                                                                                      
The Sun Star Public School                                                                                              
Kamla  Nagar                                                                                                          
New Delhi

 Subject: Application for the post of Receptionist

Respected Sir,                                                                                                                   
I am Ritu Kumar and I would like to apply for the post of Receptionist in your school as advertised by you in the twenty-fifth January edition of the Hindustan Times Newspaper.
I am a graduate from the Delhi University and have done a one year Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Office Management from YMCA, New Delhi. I have been working as a Receptionist for one year at the JIMS Institute at Rohini.
Respected Sir, I believe that I have the requisite qualification and experience to apply for the post of Receptionist in your school. I assure you that if I am selected for the post, I will prove to be an asset to the Institution. Kindly accept my application for the post of Receptionist.

Thanking  You                                                                                                                    
Yours  Truly                                                                                                                          
Ritu    Kumar

     1. Biodata
     2. Recommendation Letter from present employer
     3. Photocopy of Certificates

1. Name: Ritu Kumar
2. Father’s Name: Shravan Kumar
3. Place of Birth: New Delhi
4. Date of Birth: 1st June, 1991
5. Permanent Address: B 26/29, Mukherji Nagar, Delhi
6. Postal Address: Same as above
7. Marital Status: Unmarried
8. Educational Qualification:

Sr.No Exam Board/University Name of Institution Subjects Marks Division Year of Passing
1 Secondary
C.B.S.E S.D.Adarsh Vidyalaya English, Maths, S.St., Science,
2 Senior Secondary
C.B.S.E. Virmani Public School English,Economics, Commerce, Accounts 320/400
3 Graduation
Delhi University Hansraj College English, Commerce, Accounts, Economics 400/800
4 P.G.Dip.
NIIT Computer
5 P.G.Certificate YMCA Secretarial Practices 450/800

9. Other Achievements: Participated in the zonal championship athletics events in 2008 and won a          bronze medal
10.Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, and travelling
11. Experience: 2014 till date – receptionist at DIMS Institute of Management, Pitampura, New Delhi
12. References:
      1. Mrs. Rekha Verma, Principal,Virmani Public School,Pitampura Ph.No.9729563289
      2. Mr. Mohan Kumar, Director,DIMS institute of Management,Pitampura,
          Ph. No. 9710771508
13.  Signature:                                                                                    Place: New Delhi

       Date: 25/02/2015


Sample Questions
Using the above format as a model, draft answers for the following questions:

1. You are Shilpa/Sameer living in Bangalore. You  are looking for a job change and better opportunities. While browsing through the Hindustan times on the 25th of November, you came across the following advertisement:

An upcoming food processing unit in Golagaon requires the following staff:

Food Technologist: 2 years degree/diploma in food technology having 1-2 years Lab experience.
Accountant: B.Com. with minimum experience of 4-5 years in a manufacturing concern - should be conversant with sales tax laws.

Please send you detailed resume within seven days to The Manager, Fancy Foods, Sector 68, Golagaon.

2. You are Kamala/Rajan. You have seen an advertisement for the post of a Science teacher in Rani Public School, Kolkata. Write a letter in response to the advertisement to apply for the post. Give your detailed bio-data also.

3. Akash Public School, Agra needs a canteen manager. You have just come across the advertisement in one of the English dailies. Respond to the same by sending in the cover note and the biodata for the same in the accepted format.
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