Job Application Letters, Sample & Format

Introduction:

A job application letter is usually written by freshers to get into the corporate world or by employees of an organization who want to change their current job and move onto a new organization for better prospects. A job application is sent in with a resume attached and should be written in such a manner that it maximizes your chances for the job as compared to others. The letter should be formal, written in a professional tone and must not miss out on any important detail.

It should include education, qualification, extracurricular and any other achievements. If there is an education gap, it should be mentioned along with a proper reason. You should also tell them about the knowledge you have related to that field or any prior experience which make you better suited for that position. One should keep the letter concise, and there is no need of including unnecessary details. The starting paragraph should be impactful.  Use a professional tone and end on a curious and hopeful tone.

Sample Letter:

From,
15 Slover Mist
New Church Street
Kerala-506

Date: DD/MM/YYYY

To,
CK IT Services
Alwar Road
Bengaluru-654

Respected Sir/Madam,

I, Pratibha Gaitonde, am writing this letter to you apply for the position of Coder at your firm as advertised in the Bengaluru Times. I completed my B.Tech degree from GIT in Computer Science in YYYY.
I took a gap of one-year during which I went to the U.S and pursued a course in Oracle and have a first class completion in that too. I believe that I’m quite fit to work at this position as I’m very skilled at coding. I am well versed with Java, Oracle, C, and C++.
I have completed my 10th and 12th with distinction as well. I create Java applets and small applications as it’s my hobby. I also have knowledge about Ethical Hacking which I believe will be of great use.
I have great dedication and always strive for excellence. My goal is to be the best at what I do and help people to the best of my abilities. The resume is attached to this letter, and I look forward to working with you.
Thanking You!

Yours sincerely,
Pratibha Gaitonde

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