Job Application Writing Contest

Job Application Writing Contest

At, we believe that hard work and commitment to learning is the key to excellence. Therefore, in order to make the learning process a little easier, we are glad to offer a yearly scholarship of $500 (each) to 3 students in pursuit of their education and dreams.

How to Enter the Contest

To participate in this scholarship program, you will write and submit a 600+ words “job application letter” to an imaginary employer of your dream job.


You just found out that there is a vacancy in an organization for your dream career. Write a job application letter to show the employer that you are the best person for that position.

Notable Key Points

In this letter, you should:

  1. Introduce yourself.
  2. Mention the job position (or kind of job) you are applying or looking for.
  3. Show that your experience and skills match the experience and skills needed to do the job.
  4. Encourage the reader to read your resume.
  5.  Finish with a call to action (for example, asking for an interview or a meeting).

See Example Below

10 Hell View Close,
Ebonyi State
10th January, 2000

The Human Resource Manager
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Obasanjo Space Center,
Umaru Musa Ydar’adua Express Way
P.M.B 437, Garki,

Dear Sir/Ma,


My name is Onyes Uzor. I graduated from the Abia State University Nigeria with a BSc Degree in Banking and Finance. I am proficient in the following: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, and Windows trouble shooting.

I have four years job experience as an Accounting Officer at Jess and Moo Foundation which is in partnership with the World Health Organization on the Mother and Child Health Programme in Nigeria.

I am self-driven, a goal-getter, hardworking, honest and reliable. I have always enjoyed working with people and my previous experience will allow me to work as a part of your team to be an effective representative of your Organization.

Please find attached herewith, my curriculum vitae for your perusal.

I am available for interview as at when due.

Thank you for your anticipated consideration.

Yours Faithfully,

Onyes Uzor


Entry must be original and an unpublished piece.

Entry is free. Limit one entry per person.

Entry must be no less than 600 words.

Entries will be judged on quality, originality, grammar and spelling.

Award:  $500 (Eight Hundred US Dollars) to 3 winners

Major or Area of Study: All

Grade Level: All

Deadline: 31st December 2019

Mode of Submission

Send you best work in MICROSOFT WORD or PDF format to

Dates to Remember

Entry must be submitted before every 31st of December.  The winning entries will be announced every 15th of January. Essays submitted after the deadline will not take part in the contest.