The immediate objective of your application letter and accompanying resume is to attract this person’s attention. As you write your application letter, be sure you complete three tasks: catch the reader’s attention favorably, convince the reader that you are a qualified candidate for the job, and request an interview.
Application letter checklist: Example: I am seeking a position as a manager in your Data Center.
Although the passive voice is sometimes necessary, often it not only makes your writing dull but also can be ambiguous or overly impersonal.
Here’s an example of the same point stated in passive voice and in the active voice: The second version is clearer and thus preferable. What if you are the head of the Global Finance Team?
They want to know the “bottom line”: the point you are making about a situation or problem and how they should respond.