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Well, congratulations! After four years of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears, you finally made it to the point where you walk up that platform with your tassel and receive the diploma, congratulating you for surviving this part of your journey called college. “The worst is finally over. No more grades, no more teachers telling us what to do.
No more waking up early to another exam or pop quiz to a subject we did not have time to prepare for. No more!” So you think. But, you thought wrong. In fact, the worst is just getting started. Now that you have no grades and school to worry about, it is time to step into the world of “adulting” (yes, that is a term for millennials). You may also see email cover letters.
Get a job. Pay your bills. Meet someone special. Get married. Have a family of your own. Retire when you reach 60 (but do you know that some people decide to work even when they reach 70 plus years old). Fill out your bucket list. And eventually, die and return to dust. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the circle of life. But let’s back up a bit and take things slow, one step at a time– which is getting a job.
Think back to those college years on how your instructors tried to prepare you for the real world by giving you pointers and advice on how to become the best at what you do and whatnot. Then suddenly, you recalled that one of your subjects consisted of business writing and that you were actually taught how to draft your resume and your application letter. It’s OK if you have forgotten where you might have saved your draft because this article can jog your memory again in writing an application letter. You may also see application letter samples for more information on this matter.
As with all cover letters, the body of this job application letter is divided into three sections: the introduction, which details and why the applicant is writing; the body, which discusses relevant qualifications; and the closing, which thanks the reader and provides contact information and follow-up details. You may also see complaint letters.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle
January 24, 2019
87 Delaware Road
Hatfield, CA 08065
Dear Ms. Croft,
Salutations. My name is Jack Sparrow. I am interested in applying for the position of a fortune hunter for Croft Industries. As requested, I am enclosing a completed job application, my certification, my resume, and three references.
The opportunity presented in this listing is very interesting, and I believe that I can become a strong asset to the team. Attached is my resume that contains the list of historical artifacts and archaeological findings that I have managed to discover during the 30 years that I have spent as a freelance retriever of historical artifacts which includes The Cursed Treasure of Isla de Muerta, The Heart of Davy Jones, The Fountain of Youth and recently, the lost trident of Poseidon himself. Not only am I hardworking and ambitious, but I continue to strive for excellence in all that I do and I consider myself to be a team player by encouraging my crew to be the best that they can be.
I may not have graduated in a university unlike my other fellow applicants, but I believe that my experience may be able to help Croft Enterprises uncover more historical secrets from ancestors of the previous life.
Please see my resume for additional information on my experience.
I can be reached anytime via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell phone, 909-555-5555.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.
Signature (for hard copy letter)
Subject: Bobby Flay -Head Chef Position
Dear Mr. Gordon Ramsay:
Good day! My name is Bobby Flay. I am emailing you my letter in order express my interest for the position of Head Chef that I have seen in the Las Vegas Times newspaper ad. Attached below within the email is my resume and my experience to the number of establishments I have worked for over the past years.
I understand that responsibilities of a head chef would include overseeing many diverse aspects of a restaurant or eatery such as managing and working closely with other cooks, creating menu items and determine food inventory needs. I also understand that this position also involves staffing of the kitchen, developing menu offerings, forecasting supply needs and estimating costs.
I believe that my experience will be a great asset to you, and the staff at the newly-opened Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas. I am not only hardworking, persevering and consistent, but I am also creative and meticulous about food preparation on a daily basis to ensure that the customer only deserves the best in terms of taste and presentation.
I am available for an interview anytime. You may reach me at 123-456-7890.
Thank you for your consideration and the time to read this.
Signature (hard copy letter)
Follow these strategies to write a strong letter:
Explain why you are writing this job application letter in the first paragraph of the letter. Do not forget to mention the job title and company name, and also where you came across the job listing. While mentioning why you are a strong candidate, this section should be short and straight-to-the-point. You may also see business reference letters.
When you are sending an application letter, the resume would obviously follow. So, try stating some facts that are not found in your resume in the application letter. Personalize your letter in such a way that they can relate. You may also see thank you letters.
Remember that the goal for sending this application letter is to ultimately get a job interview. Try to look back and think about what makes you different from the rest of the candidates who have applied for that same job position. How have other jobs prepared you for the position? What would you bring to the position, and to the company? Use this space to emphasize your strengths. You may also see business proposal letters.
Include a thank you at the end of your letter. You can also share your contact information. If you’d like, mention how you will follow up. You may also see notice letters.
Remember that there is growth in failure. It is OK if you weren’t selected for the first time. But, it is not OK if you give up immediately because they would not hire you. So what do you do? You try again. Make your resume and application letter stays more appealing by revising a few things. And then, you go back again! You may also see resignation letters.