I've been applying for a few jobs recently and haven't heard anything - not unusual. Then I recently got an application pack which emphasised the importance of the letter of application. I have been taking great care to complete the "other information" section - Why are you applying for this job - which is a part of the main application pack. How does this differ from the letter of application? Should I be doing a separate letter explaining in detail why I am applying for the job or should this be in the "Other information" section? Any advice is welcome.