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Application Letter for a Job

The application letter also known as a cover letter or a job application letter is a formal document that accompanies a job seeker's resume or CV when applying for a job. It is usually the first document that a potential employer sees, and it provides a brief introduction of the applicant, highlights their qualifications, and explains why they are interested in the job.

The purpose of an application letter is to persuade the employer to consider the applicant for the position by demonstrating the qualifications, skills, and experience that are relevant to the job. It also allows the applicant to convey their interest and enthusiasm for the job and the company.

Overall, an application letter is a crucial part of the job application process, and it should be well-written, concise, and tailored to the specific job and company to increase the chances of being invited for an interview.

The general structure of an "application letter"

  • Heading: Contact information of the applicant, such as full name, address, telephone number, and email.
  • Salutation: Opening of the letter, typically using the word "Dear" followed by the name or title of the recipient.
  • Introduction: Introduction that states the position applied for and how the applicant learned about the job opening.
  • Body: The main section of the letter that describes the applicant's qualifications, experiences, and skills that are relevant to the position applied for. The applicant may also explain any achievements or projects they have undertaken that support their suitability for the role.
  • Closing: The closing of the letter expresses the applicant's willingness to be interviewed and thanks the recipient for their consideration.
  • Signature: The applicant's signature and full name.

When writing an application letter, it is important to tailor the content to the requirements and needs specified in the job description. Additionally, it is important to use polite, clear, and easily understandable language.

An example of an application letter

Ramona Putri
Mawar Street 21
Bengkulu, 38113
October 2^𝑛𝑑, 2019

Mr. Jefree Anderson, Hiring Manager.
Melati Street 76

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I am writing to express my interest in your current opening for a Dental Assistant. Please accept my resume for your consideration. My experience and qualifications match this position’s requirements.

With over 8 years of experience in Dental Assisting, my comprehensive expertise allows me to complete patient care with the greatest success. I am confident that my contributions would be a valuable asset. I consider myself to be professional, dependable, considerate, and hard-working.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the qualifications I would bring to your organization.


Ramona Putri