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How to write a letter to apply for a job

writing a cv

When writing a letter to apply for a job, it is important to include several key elements.

  1. Address the letter to a specific person, if possible.
  2. Begin the letter with a polite and professional introduction.
  3. State the position for which you are applying and how you learned about the opportunity.
  4. Highlight your qualifications and relevant experience that make you a good fit for the position.
  5. Close the letter by thanking the employer for considering your application and providing your contact information.
  6. Properly format the letter, include your full name, address, phone number, and email address at the top of the page.
  7. Sign the letter at the bottom, and if you are sending an electronic version, make sure to include your signature.


[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, County, Post Code ]
[Email Address]
[Today’s Date]

[Employer’s Name]
[Company Name]
[City, County, Post Code ]

Dear [Employer’s Name],

I am writing to express my interest in the [Position] role at [Company Name]. I came across the opportunity through [Where you found the job]. As an experienced [Your relevant experience], I am confident that I would be an excellent addition to your team.

I have [x number] years of experience in [relevant field], and have developed a wide range of skills that are directly transferable to the role of [position]. I am particularly excited about the opportunity to [what you're excited about the job].

Thank you for considering my application. I would be happy to provide further information or answer any questions you may have.

Sincerely, [Your Name] [Your Signature (if sending a hard copy)]

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