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Writing a job application

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This Revision Bite will give you practice in writing Gaelic. In this subsection, we’ll look at questions where you are asked to write Job Applications.

Writing a Job Application

You have been asked to provide general information about yourself for a part-time job with a local supermarket. You should write in sentences and paragraphs and use the following outline.

In your CV or Personal Statement you may include:

  • your name

  • your age

  • the school you go to

  • the subjects you are doing

  • what your favourite subjects are, and why

  • your pastimes, and why you like doing them

  • what you did for your work-experience and whether you enjoyed it

  • what you hope to do after you leave school

  • any other relevant information

A good piece of writing should contain roughly seven paragraphs. A good rule of thumb is to include one (or two) of the details suggested in the question as individual paragraphs.

Your paragraphs may follow the details suggested. For example:

  • Paragraph 1 can consist of the first two bullet points: name, age and school you attend.

  • Paragraph 2 can cover subjects you are doing in school.

  • Paragraph 3 can contain your favourite subjects and why you like them.

  • Paragraph 4 can talk about your pastimes and why you like them.

  • Paragraph 5 can describe what you did for work experience and whether you enjoyed it.

  • Paragraph 6 can describe what you hope to do after you leave school.

  • Paragraph 7 can talk about anything else you may wish to include or it can be your closing paragraph.

Remember that the beginning and close of a piece of writing are very important. These two parts create a positive impression, if they are done well.

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