How Do You Write a Self-Nomination Letter?

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When writing a self-nomination letter, include the position, award or recognition that has been applied for, the reasons why the nominee deserves the honor and examples of a commitment to the duties responsible. A self-nomination letter should also include positive personality traits.

  1. Address the letter to the recipient

    Begin writing the self-nomination letter with a cordial address to a committee or recipient. For example, “Dear Mr. Smith” or “To Whom it May Concern” opens the letter.

  2. Detail the purpose of the letter

    Provide the primary reason the letter is being written, such as the position, award or recognition that is desired. Show an interest in the company or organization by writing about its influence or direct impact to someone’s life.

  3. Outline positive attributes or skills

    Provide an overview of skills relevant to the nomination, such as work produced, projects completed or even technology proficiencies in the workplace or at home. Match skills and accomplishments to the desired qualities stipulated by the position or award. Include personality traits that are appealing and positive.

  4. Show a commitment to the job

    Detail how the duties or responsibilities tied to the position or recognition are to be accomplished. For example, if the recognition requires speaking at community events, show how this requirement is attainable.

  5. Offer a sincere closing statement

    Close the letter by thanking the individuals for their time. Include contact information, such as telephone number, email or home address.