How to Write An Application Letter for a Security Job

Filed in News by on August 15, 2022

How to Write An Application Letter for a Security Job: When you are writing an application letter, you have to make sure you are giving the employer, recruiter, or HR manager all the information needed. You should give useful information that endorses you as the best person for the job.

In this section, we are going to walk you through the kind of information that you should include in your application letter. 

Include information about the company and the role

When you are writing your application letter, you must include some information about the company and its role. When you do this, it shows the recruiter that you are interested in the role because you have researched the role.

Including information about the company and role in your application letter also helps you tailor your application to the specific role that you are looking to get.

 

Begin your application letter by describing your interest

It is no news that recruiters/employers look forward to hiring job candidates that are interested in the job. You should show your interest in the job right from your first sentence.

It is good that you mention the job title that you are looking to get and how you saw the job vacancy. You should also talk about what interests you the most about the role so that the recruiter can see your passion and enthusiasm for the role.

You should also state the skills, experience, qualifications, etc. that makes you the best fit for the position. The recruiter will read the first paragraph of your application letter, so it is good you capture their interest at this stage.

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Outline your experience and qualifications

After your first paragraph introduces you to the role that you are applying for, the remaining paragraphs should outline your work experience and qualifications.

Recruiters are indeed interested in job candidates that show enthusiasm for the role, but every employer wants to hire someone that has what it takes to do the job effectively. You must talk about your experience and qualifications in such a way that it aligns with the goal and vision of the company.

For example, if you are applying for a role in marketing, you should talk about how many leads you have brought to the company, how you have been able to impact revenue in your previous job, etc.

 

Show a bit of your personality in your application letter

Recruiters/employers want to have an idea of their potential employees asides from their qualifications and work experience. At the end of the day, the employer is going to be working with a person and not with qualifications and skills.

It is good to show some aspects of your personality, but make sure it gives the employer reasons why you are a perfect fit for the job.

 

Show appreciation 

Before you end your letter, appreciate the recruiter for taking out time to go through your application letter and for considering you for the position.

The recruiter has taken out time to read your letter, so showing your gratitude for the time spent is a polite and professional way to end your letter.

 

Close the letter

A professional sign-off is important to close the letter like “sincerely”, etc. After this, you should include your full name and then your signature. When you are submitting your application letter via email, you should include your contact information (you can create a signature to achieve this).

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Structure of a security job application letter

Date and contact information 

When you are writing your application letter for a security job in Nigeria, you must add your contact information and date at the top of your letter.

Usually, your contact information should be at the top left corner of the letter, and that of the company should be at the top left corner of the letter. It is also good that you add a date at the end of the contact information.

Greeting/salutation

Before you start writing about your skills and qualifications in the body of your letter, you should, first of all, greet the person that you are addressing in the letter. You can greet the receiver professionally by adding MR/MRS to their last name.

 

State your purpose for writing the letter

After greeting the receiver professionally, you can go ahead to state your purpose of writing the letter. Simply state that you want to apply for a job as a security officer (depending on the title of the role) in their company.

 

The first paragraph of your letter

After you have stated the purpose of your letter, you can go ahead to explain what makes you think you are the best person for the position.

 

The second paragraph of your letter 

In the second paragraph of your application letter, you start providing details about your experience working as a security officer and some relevant training and certifications that may contribute to the strengthening of the company’s security.

 

The third paragraph of your application letter 

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In the third paragraph of your application letter, you go on to elaborate on the skills, certifications and training that makes you the best job candidate for the role.

The fourth paragraph of your application letter 

In the fourth paragraph of your application letter, you should inform the employer that you are looking forward to being interviewed. You can also indicate how you intend to follow up on the letter and after how long if you do not get a response.

 

The last sentence in your application letter

In the last sentence of your application letter, you should thank the reader for taking out time to consider your application.

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