The letter of self-nomination, unlike the CV, is used to propose yourself for a job position, even when the company or the prospective employer has not posted any announcements or made explicit reference to the research staff. The letter in question is also called the cover letter. Let’s see how to write a letter of self-nomination, respecting the form and entering the appropriate content.
First, sending an unsolicited application letter as a proposal for a job interview or an assumption, you should try to arouse the interest in the possible employer, especially if he is not looking for personal. It will emphasize your capabilities and skills, focusing on the motivation that led you to contact him.
If you have completed a professional background specific to the job for which you are applying, it will be described in detail including all previous experience, citing the work place and the period of service, noting any specialization and legal frameworks, including degree and qualification. The language to be adopted must be communicative and smooth, but not too formal. It is advisable to attach the classic CV to the letter, so as to provide schematic specifications on the degree of education and previous experience.
If you are a on first work experience, focus the attention of the recipient on your willpower and your interest for that particular work area. You should add to the letter other information related to the course of studies carried out, citing the best grades, participation in conferences, workshops, master etc. Highlight the skills acquired.
The letter of application should have a basic structure, and starting from the upper left corner, state your name, followed by last name (including any professional titles, eg. Dr. George Detergil, member of the … ). Besides the initial header, you need to enter a few lines of introduction and presentation to act as the subject of the letter. Once you have expressed your motives, and listed the past skills also include the hints that concern you, your character, your personality and your strengths both asprofessional and regarding your character. End the letter repeating the same information you gave at the beginning and inlcude the date, the place of writing (ie the city) and your full signature (name and surname). Finally, add your contact details: landline phone number, mobile phone number, fax and e-mail. Quote the recipient’s address or company at the beginning of the letter. If you have an online portfolio, do not forget to include your web link as it is your important resource.