Application Letter Samples

What Is A Job Application Letter ?

A job application letter. A job application letter or cover letter is a document sent by a prospect employee to a prospect employer. This job application letter is usually followed by the prospect employee's resume to provide information on his or her skills and experiences.
Driver Application Letter    Financial Research Assistant Application Letter        Marketing Manager Application Letter
            Driver               Financial Research Assistant                 Marketing Manager

Nurse Application Letter Sample    Reporter Application Letter Sample       System Manager Application Letter Sample
             Nurse                       Reporter                             System Manager                   
Waiter Application Letter Sample

Due to different situation and circumstances, a job application letter will be written differently. The followings are some situation and circumstances that influence the word choices when writing a job application letter :

Advertised Job Application Letter Sample

See the following example :

Dear Mr. Williams,

I am aware of the driver position advertised in today's local newspapers. Therefore, I would like to put forward my application for the position.

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Inquiry Job Application Letter Sample

See the following example :

Dear Ms. Goldman,

I am seeking a responsible position as a financial research assistant in which I may use my training to solve financial problem. I would be interested in exploring the possibility of obtaining such a position within your firm.

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Recommended Job Application Letter Sample

Dear Sir:

I am writing to express interest in the Registered Nurse position recommended by one of your doctor at your hospital, Dr. Rubyleen.  She and I were colleagues when we were working in Makati Public Hospital.  I graduated from Makati Health College with an Associate of Science in Nursing in October 2010.  From my resume, you will see that my experience matches the qualifications listed for this position. I heard about this job through Dr. Rubyleen who gave me a recommendation letter attached with this application letter.

Learn more about this kind of application letter here.

How To Start An Application Letter

How To Start An Application Letters. To start an application letter you just have to remember the application letter format described below. After you make sure the format, then you begin thinking of body of the application letter. It usually consists of three paragraphs; the first one is about the job listing, the second is about you and your qualification and the last paragraph expresses your gratitude and expectation to follow up the application letters such as possible call, interview, email.  Make sure you put in your contact details / personal identity.

When you send an application letter or a cover letter, it is better that you also enclose your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience. 

Your application letter should provide detailed information on what position you are applying for, why you are qualified for the job you are applying for. A good application letter explains the reasons for your interest in the certain organization and state your most relevant skills or experiences. 

Your application letter should also inform the employer what benefits  they will get if they select you as their employee. In addition to that, please make sure that you state the time comfortable for the employer and you to have an interview, and how you will follow-up. 

Some people state how much salary they expect when they write an application letter. You can also do this if your intention is to increase your salary. But, if you are between jobs or unemployed, it is advisable that you do not mention this matter in it. 

Job Application Letter Opening Sentences

The following sentences are the sentences you can use when you are not sure to start an application letter.
  1. I just met with Susan Doherty from your firm, and she strongly recommended that I send you my resume. She is sure that I am the ideal candidate for the position of System Manager.
  2. As a fresh University of Seychelles graduate, I am confident that My computer skills plus my well-honed interest in technology advances, and my recently completed education in computer science make me a strong candidate for a position as an entry-level software engineer at your highly regarded company. 
  3. I enjoyed our meeting at the Big Motorcycle Club and, as you suggested, am sending you this additional information to review before we get together. Victoria Ltd suggested I contact you regarding opportunities in your warehouse division. My background documents considerable success in the areas of loss prevention and asset recovery, which I understand are high on your list of requirements.
  4. Before deciding to apply, I did some research and discovered that we’re both Philippines University grads. I hope this will be a harbinger of good things to come and that we will be doing our best in the workplace. As a new graduate, I've been hoping to find the kind of position you’re staffing because I have exactly the background you’re asking for.
  5. I am very interested in the entry level position that is available at Jakarta Investment Partners. I recently graduated from University of Indonesia and my courses in investments, finance and business have given me a solid base upon which I plan to build my career.
  6. I am writing to express my interest in the International Marketing position open at My colleague Amanda White recommended that I contact you directly about this position.
  7. I'm writing to express my interest in the Editorial Assistant position listed on Finance Newspapers. I am confident that my related experience and excellent capabilities will meet your requirements for this position.
  8. I am writing to apply for the Dining room Manager position advertised in the Times Herald. I graduated from Bandung International Hotel University five years ago and I am sure my experience in Hilton Hotel will enrich the company's standard of services.
  9. I have a very strong interest in pursuing a teaching career. With experience working at both the elementary and high school levels, as well as in activities outside of the traditional classroom, I have a diverse background with much to offer.
  10. I have the pleasure of being acquainted with one of your staff, Rachel Jones. She let me know about the open position, and recommended that I contact you. I graduated from .........

Application Letter Format

Application Letter Format. When we write an application letter, we usually use the following format :

Applicant's Personal Identity

Applicant personal identity usually consists of :
City, State Zip Code
Phone Number
Email Address


After we write our personal identity, we usually put on the date. Examples : 
October 13, 2013
November 1, 2013


After the date, we normally write salutation. Examples :
Dear Sir: ( If we do not know the name of the person we are writing to )
Dear Mr. Smith
Dear Mrs. White

Body of the Letter

Right below the salutation, we begin writing the content of our application letter. It usually consists of three paragraph.

The First Paragraph

The first paragraph of our application letter usually states the reason we are applying for the job, what position we are applying for and how we know the vacant position.

The Second Paragraph

The second paragraph should convey the information about our qualification, experience, and educational background.

The Third Paragraph

The third paragraph usually convey our gratitude to the person we are writing to, how and when we can be contacted for an interview. We can also put our email address or phone number here.

Complimentary Close

We usually put complimentary close just before our signature. Examples:
Sincerely yours,
Cordially yours,


The last thing we have to put in our application letter is our signature. Learn more about parts of business letter here.

More Tips on Writing Application Letters

Tips on Writing Application Letters. As a conclusion, pay attention to the following tips on writing an application letter : 

  1.  Why you are writing - mention the job you are applying for and where you found the listing.
  2.  What you have to offer the employer - mention why your skills and experience are a good fit for the job.
  3. Express your gratitude to the personnel  manager for considering you and note how you will follow up.

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