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HOW TO WRITE A COVER LETTER/APPLICATION LETTER/MOTIVATION LETTER & EMAIL APPLICATION (SAMPLES OR EXAMPLES INCLUDED)

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A thread on HOW to write a Cover letter/Application Letter/Motivation Letter & Email Application:

1. Application Letter (Sample)

I hereby apply for the [title as advertised] internship position that was listed through [source – newspaper or website (company website would be nice)]. I believe that my expertise, and qualifications in [relevant subjects you did at university] will make me a valuable asset to your organisation and I would appreciate your careful consideration of my credentials as presented in the copy of my attached CV.

As the CV indicates, here are the reasons why I believe I am the candidate you are searching for and how I will add value to [name of organisation] to achieve its [goals or Mission and Vision – you better know these before you go to the interview]:

• Reason 1 – some experience/achievement (but it must be relevant to field)

• Reason 2 – (something that reflects your abilities – like your academic performance)

• Reason 3 – (some skill you know – through your studies – better than anyone else)

I am excited about the possibility of joining your organisation as an intern for the next [duration] months. I can be reached at [cell number] or [email address – have a nice email address preferably with your and surname]. I will follow up with an email message to confirm that you have received my application.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

[Your Full Name]. [Cell Number]

CV attached.

2. Cover Letter

Writing a cover letter should be one of your main tasks when making your job application package. Your cover letter must explain which job you are applying for, why do you think you are the best person for that position. First, remember to put your address on the right side of the letter and the company’s address on the left. Now you can construct your letter….👇👇 (example given below)

Date: 12 January 2014

Dear Sir/Madam

Application for Admin Clerk Job Position

I hereby apply for the Admin Clerk Position that was advertised onwww.dpsa.gov.za on the 15th of February 2014. I believe that my experience and qualifications will make me a valuable asset to your organization. Below are the reasons why I think I am the best candidate for this position.

I believe I have relevant skills, qualifications and experience for the position I am applying for. I am able and capable of learning quickly and I will also contribute in making the company more successful. I have acquired knowledge about this job through trainings attended and that has been well indicated on my curriculum vitae.

Please feel free to contact me anytime at (081 000 0000) or email address: 123@emailprovider.com

I would appreciate if you alert me via email if you have received my application.

I am available for interview during working hours from Monday to Friday. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely.

3. Motivational Letter (example given below)

Dear SIR/Madam

Application for Human Resource Learnership/internship/Job

I hereby which apply for the position that is available in your organization. I strongly believe that I would be of great assistance to your organization as I am a capable young and energetic person with unlimited knowledge always willing to learn, relevant and favorable qualities to perform the job competently and effectively.

I am an ambitious, goal driven person who is intelligent and diligent, an ambitious and hardworking man/lady who loves challenges and wiling to learn new this every day. I am able and willing to work under pressure to deliver and achieve set goals. I have patience, a good team player as well as well as ability to build and maintain good working relationships.

I am good problem-solving and tackling problems head-on. Furthermore, I believe that my skills can play a vital role in your organization. In addition, I am certain that I can bring positive changes to your organization by coming up innovative ideas, only if I am given a chance to prove myself. As an extension of my inclination to analyze everything, I intend to analyze my actions as well.

I have enclosed my curriculum vitae and I am willing to provide any necessary documents that maybe needed. Should you wish to interview me, I am available at your convenience.

I hope that this motivational letter will find a considerable attention that will result into a positive response.

Yours sincerely

[Name: Surname]

4. Sample Cover Letter for Job Application

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Dear Sir/Madam,

RE: Enter the job you are applying for here e.g. Application for Survey Assistant

I would like to apply for a casual survey assistant role within your company, insert company name here>I believe this position would provide a great opportunity to further my chosen career. My willingness to work hard and build my skill base will make me a good candidate for the job. I am currently undertaking relevant studies at RMIT in a diploma of surveying.

My coursework has introduced me to AutoCAD, Arcmap10, Microsoft Excel, LisCAD and also field work with chaining and the Leica total station to complete a survey each week I currently hold a valid Victorian automatic driver’s license and have my own vehicle.

The high level of practicality in my course will decrease your required training time and mean I am well prepared to assist with fieldwork.

I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.

Regards,

< name & Surname >

5. Cover Letter for General Worker/Email Application

Dear Sir/Madam

I am applying for the General Worker position with MYD.

I am a dependable and hard working individual and my qualifications match the experience and skills required by this position. I have three years of experience working as a laborer and I am familiar with the various tools used in this profession. I have great hand-eye coordination and I can learn new jobs quickly.

I have the ability to manage my time wisely and to multi-task in order to complete daily jobs in a reasonable amount of time. I have the skills to follow verbal and written directions, to perform jobs that require repetition and I have experience using a variety of different machines such as the ones used by your company.

I always put forth my best efforts to get the job done in a timely but efficient manner. I am in excellent physical condition with the ability to stand for long periods, perform heavy lifting and to work in all types of weather to perform the job required. I am self-motivated and have the ability to work without constant supervision but I can also work well as part of a team.

The enclosed resume contains a comprehensive look at my work history and skills relevant to this position and I have included references from past employers. I am confident that I am the most qualified person for this position and I am looking forward to meeting with you soon to learn more about this job and to discuss my qualifications in more detail.

You can reach me for an interview by calling (xxxx) xxx xxxx

Respectfully,

Your Signature(if on hard copy)Western Den

Enclosure: Resume

6. How to Write a Job Application Email (sample Email for job application)

Subject:

Application for the post of (Job title)

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I have attached my CV and a cover letter for [the name of the position].

As a [your major success], with a proven record of [your measurable, quantified, relevant achievements], my goal is to leverage my skills and knowledge to help [the name of the employer] succeed with [the employer’s specific plans].

I am looking forward to meeting you in person to share my insights and ideas on [how you’re going to help the prospective employer with their goals].

Sincerely,

[Your name][email address][phone number]

7. Sample Email for a Job Application

Subject: Application for the post of (Job title)

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I have attached my CV and a cover letter for [the name of the position].

As a [your major success], with a proven record of [your measurable, quantified, relevant achievements], my goal is to leverage my skills and knowledge to help [the name of the employer] succeed with [the employer’s specific plans].

I am looking forward to meeting you in person to share my insights and ideas on [how you’re going to help the prospective employer with their goals].

Sincerely,

[Your name][email address][phone number]

8. Job Application Email

*EXAMPLE 1*

Dear Employer/ HR Manager

I am very interested in applying for the {insert job title} position you advertised on {state where you saw the advert from} recently. My qualifications and experience match your specifications almost exactly. Please take a moment to review my attached supporting documents.

It would be a sincere pleasure to hear back from you soon to discuss this exciting opportunity.

Sincerely/ Kind regards/ Regards

{your first and last names}

*EXAMPLE 2*

Dear Employer/HR Manager {if you know their name then put it here} :

I hope this email finds you well.

I was keenly interested in reading the job posting for the position of {insert position}. I believe my experience is a strong match for the responsibilities pertaining to this role, and I’m pleased to submit my application for the position.

My most recent position was at {talk about your recent experience related to the vacancy you’re applying for. Make sure it’s 1/2 sentences}.

I have attached my resume in this letter. Through it, I hope you will learn more about my background, education, achievements, and awards.

If I can provide you with any further information, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you about this opportunity.

Thank you for your consideration.

Regards,

{your name and surname }

*EXAMPLE 3*

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to apply for the {insert title of the position} as advertised on {state where you saw the advert from}. Please find a copy of my resume and cover letter attached, outlining my suitability for the role.

I have more than two years of experience in the industry and I feel that I would be a great fit for the position.

I look forward to hearing back from you regarding my application.

Sincerely/ Kind regards/ Regards

{your first and last names}

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