35 King Albert Park Singapore 2159 Telephone 7785427 February 15, 2008
The Personnel Officer The Straits Times 390 Kim Seng Road Singapore 0923
Dear Sir, Re: Vacancy for Post of Reporter Having obtained a university degree and some invaluable experiences overseas as a reporter, I am inquiring as to whether you have any suitable vacancies in The Straits Times.
My interest in journalism developed while I was studying English at a British University’s “Students News” but later I became one of the editors.
After I graduated, I spent three months as a reporter for “The Evening News”, one of the provincial daily newspaper. Working alongside experienced reporters, I learned, for example, how to focus a story on a point of human interest and how to interview people sensitively when they are under stress after a disaster has occurred.
Now that I have returned to Singapore, I naturally wish to pursue a journalistic career with The Straits Time.
I am enclosing my resume for your information and would value the opportunity of discussing with you at your earliest convenience the possibility of employment.