Letter of Application

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In this article, you will learn how to write letters of Application in English with the help of sample opening and closing sentences and sample letters. This article will help you to write FCE Application Letters, PET Application letters, Application letter for ZNO exam and The Unified State Exam (EGE). You can download the examples of letters of Application in word and pdf for free.

Useful phrases for a formal letter of application

How do you start a letter of application?

Salutation

  • Dear Sir / Madam, (If you do not know their name.)
  • Dear Mr Jones, / Dear Mrs Smith, (If you are given their name, you MUST use it, but NOT their first name)

Reasons for writing the letter of application

  • I am writing to apply for the post/position of … as advertised in …
  • I am writing with reference/in response to your advertisement, which I saw …
  • I am writing in connection with your advertisement in the Daily Star on May 11th …
  • With reference to your advertisement … -
  • I would like to apply for the job of __________ as advertised in this month’s issue of ___________.

Reasons for applying for the job

  • I like working with ________ and I would enjoy the challenge of _________
  • I have just finished school and in October I will be starting a degree course in _______ I am therefore very keen to gain experience in _________

Interests / Skills / Experience

  • I gained some experience while …
  • I am currently working as …
  • I have been working for … for the last four years.
  • I worked part-time for three years as …
  • At the moment I am employed by …
  • My qualifications include …
  • I have a diploma in …
  • I graduated from Barcelona University last year with a degree in …
  • Please find attached my CV
  • As you can see from the attached CV …
  • My interests include ____
  • For the past ____ years I have been working as a / in a ...

Suitability for the job

  • I feel I have the necessary _______ and _______ to make a positive and enthusiastic contribution to your _______ and I hope you will consider my application favourably.

Availability for interview

  • I am available for interview at any time and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Ending the letter

  • Thank you for your attention. I look forward to receiving your reply.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact me if/should you require further information.
  • I look forward to hearing from you.
  • I am available for interview at your convenience.
  • I shall be available for interview any day apart from Wednesdays.

Signing off

  • Yours faithfully     (If you wrote “Dear Sir / Madam”)
  • Yours sincerely     (If you wrote “Dear Mr Jones”)

 

Letter of application sample 1

Example Letter of Application: To apply for the job of tour guide:

Dear Sir or Madam,

In reply to your advertisement in The Times I would like to apply for the job of tour guide. I am twenty-one years old and speak fluent French. My Spanish is quite good, and I also speak a little Italian.

At present I am studying history at Oxford Brookes University. Last year I spent some time in York researching a project on the development of the city so I feel I know a lot about its history.

I have good organisational skills. When I was in my final year at school, I...

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Letter of application sample 2

Example Letter of Application: To apply for the job of club organiser:

Dear Sir

I`m writing to apply for the job of club organiser, which was advertised on the notice board in the school.

I used to run a club in my old school in England which made me think I have the ability to organise the work. Also I have been studying English for a few years, I got a merit in the PET and I`m going to take the FCE exam next year and IGCSE in 2002.

I want to add that I am a big fan of English and American...

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Letter of application sample 3

Example Letter of Application: To apply for the job of primary school teacher:

Dear Mrs Hunter,

With reference to your advertisement in Thursday's edition of the Dally Star, I am interested in applying for the position of primary school teacher.

I am 28 years old and currently teaching in Margate. I have a BSc degree awarded by Glasgow University in 1997. I completed my certificate in Education at Preston Teacher Training College in 1998.

I have been working for Margate Education Department since 1999. During this time, I have enjoyed teaching a variety of subjects, including English, General Science and Games.

I consider myself to be punctual, hard-working...

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Letter of application sample 4

Example Letter of Application: To apply for the position of (camp) helper:

Dear Mr Caroll,

I am writing to apply for the position of (camp) helper which was advertised in yesterday’s edition of The Hatfield Gazette.

I am an 18-year-old student. I have been awarded certificates in both English and French and I speak both fluently.

I worked in a summer camp last year and I am good at organising outdoor activities and sports events. Therefore, I feel that I would be well-suited for the position. Also, I regard...

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Letter of application sample 5

Example Letter of Application: To apply for the position of part-time shop assistant:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to apply for the position of part-time shop assistant which was advertised in this week's edition of the Frankfurt English News.

I am a 16-year-old student. In December I passed the examination for the First Certificate in English with grade A. It is my ambition to become a teacher of English. Therefore, employment in an English- language bookshop particularly appeals to me.

Despite my lack of formal work experience, I feel that I would be well-suited for the position. For the past two years I have been a volunteer helper in our school library. In my school...

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Letter of application sample 6

Example Letter of Application: To apply for the position of hotel receptionist:

Dear Madam,

My name is Carol Albert and I am writing to you about the advertisement in today’s newspaper for the post of hotel receptionist.

I have left school and at present I am studying hotel catering at night school. My typing is good and I also speak two languages, English and Spanish. I have taken courses in Computer studies, Accounting and Office Management and I feel that these courses have given me a lot of...

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Letter of application sample 7

Example Letter of Application: To apply for the position of Senior Tour Guide:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to apply for the position of Senior Tour Guide which was advertised in Monday’s edition of The Evening News.

I graduated from the University of East London in 1995 with a degree in Tourism Studies. I have been working as a European Tour Guide since 1995 for Sunshine Tours, which is based in Spain. Prior to this, I worked as a Travel Agent for Sky High Tourist Agency during the summer season. I hold...

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