A letter applying for employment should contain:
(a) A short introduction stating whether the writer is answering an advertisement or is applying on his
(b) A statement of his age, education and experience.
(c) A conclusion giving references, testimonials, or an expression of the applicant’s earnestness of purpose.
Letters of application should be in the form of business letters.
[Reply to an advertisement for a junior clerk]
24 Old Gate
3rd October, 2001
Messrs Abdul Rahim & Sons
I wish to apply for the position of junior clerk, advertised in today’s The Hindu.
I am eighteen years old, and have just passed the Matriculation Examination from the Saranpur High School. I have also taken a course in type-writing and book-keeping. I enclose some testimonials, and would refer you to the Principal of the Saranpur School for my character.
If I am given the post, I can assure you I will do my best to give you satisfaction.
Nathu Ram Baxi
Further Official Letters
(Request to the Postmaster)
Nagpur 440 001
18 Jan. 2001
Head Post Office
Nagpur 440 001
I have recently shifted from 25 Park Street, Nagpur 440 002 to 46 Kingsway, Nagpur 440 001.
I shall be grateful if you will kindly redirect my letters to the new address.
(Letter of inquiry to an educational institution)
21 May 2001
Guntur 522 002
I have passed the B.Sc. degree examination with Electronics as the main subject. I intend to have a
course in Computer Science and would like to know the details of the courses taught at your institution. Could you please send me a copy of your prospectus?