An application letter is a real life task and the organisation we present here is how you can write an email for a job application. This type of letter is also called a covering letter.
Paragraph 1 Why am I writing?
In formal letter writing in English the first paragraph is always an explanation of why you are sending a letter to email. For an application letter this can be very simple. These two examples show different levels of formality but both would be appropriate.
Dear Mr Wilson,
I am writing to apply for the post/position of helper, which was advertised on jobs.com.
This makes it clear to someone reading what the purpose of the letter/email is.
Dear Mr Wilson,
I am writing in reply/response to your advertisement on jobs.com. I would like to apply for the position/post of helper in your summer camp.
In our second example the same information is a little more detailed and formal. It is an example of what can be used in real life covering letters.
In this paragraph you should present any qualifications and experience that are relevant to the job. Don’t include anything that is not.
Here you can add the special skills you have that are relevant to this job.
This is the place where you can say why you would be good for the job. Typically you would add comments about attitude, work ability and anything else that could be of interest to an employer.
The final paragraph is where you can mention a CV and talk about interviews and contact by the potential employer. There is a standard way you can write this and this example suggests what you can include.
Application Letter Ending
I have attached my CV for your attention. I am available for interview at any time. If/Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you you.
Note: While we have used a five paragraph model here, you can choose to combine information together. The purpose here is to show you how you can organise the information.
Take a look at the image of a letter plan below.