How Indonesian Students Write Job Application Letter
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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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TY - CONF AU - Sri Hapsari Wijayanti PY - 2021 DA - 2021/10/21 TI - How Indonesian Students Write Job Application Letter BT - Proceedings of the 1st UMGESHIC International Seminar on Health, Social Science and Humanities (UMGESHIC-ISHSSH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 680 EP - 685 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211020.099 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211020.099 ID - Wijayanti2021 ER -