Whether you are an engineer,
business consultant, project manager, accountant, computer programmer or business
analyst, you can follow the same format as the sample application letter format
below & use it as a template.
A job application letter is a must with
each job application and CV submission. Check the job application closing dates.
Keep each job application letter professional &
simple (no more than one page consisting of three to four paragraphs). Address each job application
letter to a specific person. Do not under estimate the
importance of writing a job application letter. Each job application letter
should be personalized. It is important to outline in your job application letter how
your experience matches the job that you are applying to. Check the spelling & grammar
in your job application letter. Keep a copy of each job application letter you
send. For more job application letter tips, see job
letter tips. Also see job
search techniques, the
hidden job market & resume writing.
Job application letter sample format:
99 Marvin Rd
City, State 00000
14 April 2013
Mrs. Mary Farr
Human Resources Manager
1111 Bessemer Avenue
City, State 00000
I am writing to apply for the position of business
consultant that was
advertised in today's XYZ Times. I am attaching my CV for your review.
"In this section of your job application letter highlight information relevant to the description of
the advertisement of the position that you are applying for. So, show the skills and expertise
that you have that match the description of the job you are applying
I have demonstrated excellent people skills in addition to strong
writing and analytical skills. I believe my education, skills and experiences fit your requirements,
and I am confident my skills would be an asset to your company (or to
your client if you are applying to a recruiter)
I am available to meet with you at a time that's
convenient to you. Please contact
me to set up a time. I look forward to hear
from you soon.
your signature (not needed when sending via email or
for an online job application)
Your contact phone number.
If the advertisement you are applying to asks for
your salary expectations, we suggest you add a sentence in your application
letter that your salary expectations are
"negotiable" & to be more prepared for salary
negotiations, see our salary