Hi I guess there there could be some differences between countries in how companies prefer the layout-, and content of, an application. In my country we generally have this format of an application: 1. Short info about oneself; age, family, where one lives 2. Very short summary of education, with referral to CV for more detailed information 3. What you have done previously compared with demands for new job, i.e. why you should be a ideal candidate for the job 4. Your positive characteristics; i.e proactive, effective etc. 5. General closing with 1 reference person, and telephone number/mail. Is this also how it's done in the US?