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Sample Job Applications

Winning Application / Employment Letters


The two main areas of job search activity outside your resume will be:

This page provides you with sample employment letters and job applications for the average jobseeker.  All job seekers, however experienced in job search methods, need to write an application for a job that addresses the employer's criteria or needs.


In order to write Individualised, dynamic and effective job applications, all 5 sections on writing employment letters or job applications should be read.  These are:-

See also the Job Search Index  and Recruitment Methods



Meanwhile go to

Write a Winning Job Application Letter   and  Writing Applications Using Marketing Techniques

For lots of opening statements and resume and letter example of capability statements.

 Amazing Cover Letters


Impressions are about expectations


An employer who is looking for an accounts clerk will not expect to see to a powerful application letter.  On the other hand, an employer advertising for a manager has higher expectations. They will expect a dynamic letter because this fits the profile of the person they want.

Sample Business Letter Formats

Sample Business Letter Format 1

Sample Business Letter Format  2


Note: nothing enclosed with these letters,

Job Application or Employment Letters

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Not all employees have a good employment record and/or a white collar occupation. Most sites tend to look at the more professional jobseeker, therefore examples are provided for a mixture of job classifications including unskilled workers. Over time letters will be added.  For fantastic opening statements and great letter info have a look at  Amazing Cover Letters


Application letter processes and a sample letters

Application letter, process and example of an application in response to an advertised job using the AIDA (sales) technique.


Career change letter to an employer for an advertised job


Cold Calling Letters


Resume Application letter - Cold Calling

used primarily for career change or people returning to the workforce. 

Resume Application Letter - change of career direction - one relevant job  


Prospecting or unsolicited letters for cold canvassing (cold calling) and networking.


Cold calling letter to an employer - Semi-skilled blue worker

Prospecting or unsolicited letter for a retrenched manual / blue collar worker

Cold calling letter to an employment agency

Cold calling letter to a company - graduate

Cold calling letter: Trainee - changing focus within the same industry

Opening statements for cold calling letters- some blue and white collar occupations.


Phone Job Applications

Applying for an advertised position over the phone


Follow up after an interview letter

Thank you letter



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Job Application Letter - Using Marketing Techniques
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