Applying for Jobs

Now that you have found a job that you would like to apply for, it is time to put together and send your application for the position.

Preparing your cover letter and resume to show an employer all about your employment experiences is an important part of employment readiness. By taking the time to customise your cover letter, you are showing the employer that you took the time to research their organisation, that you understand the job description, and that you are willing to put in the effort.

The website Employment Plus developed by the Salvation Army will help you to figure out what you need to do – and how to do it – once you’ve found the job you want. It has tips and advice on job applications, including how to write cover letters and put together a resume.

Another great website to look at has been developed Youth Central. This website has videos, sample resumes and coversheets that you can download.


  • Employment – Resumes and Cover Letters