Proceedings of the 1st UMGESHIC International Seminar on Health, Social Science and Humanities (UMGESHIC-ISHSSH 2020)

How Indonesian Students Write Job Application Letter

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Sri Hapsari Wijayanti
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Available Online 21 October 2021.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211020.099How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Indonesian, Student, Write, Job Application
Abstract

A job application letter is a document containing an applicant’s skills, abilities, and experiences regarding a job opening to an employer. Writing this letter is a major determining factor for applicants to secure a job because it is the first screening process before they undergo the recruitment phase. Therefore, this study aims to determine the pattern of job application letters written by Indonesian students and the language used. Data were obtained from sixty letters written in Indonesian and English by fourth-semester students that studied at the Faculty of Economics and Business in one of the private universities in Jakarta. Furthermore, data collection was obtained by interviewing heads of human resources divisions in several companies in Jakarta. The obtained data were descriptive qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed by observing the letter’s contents using the AIDA approach and calculating the percentage of model variants that appeared in the data. The results showed that students’ job application letter has several variants of the AIDA model, and the languages used are still less persuasive.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st UMGESHIC International Seminar on Health, Social Science and Humanities (UMGESHIC-ISHSSH 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
21 October 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-441-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211020.099How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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