Job Application Letter Examples: A - Z List

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Are you getting ready to submit a job application? In many cases, you will need to submit a letter with information on your qualifications and credentials along with your other application materials. 

What to Include in a Job Application Letter

The information that is included in a job application varies depending on what type of position you're applying for. For example, a cover letter written to apply for a job you've found online will be different than a letter written to apply for a promotion or transfer.

Think of a job application letter as a place to build the case for why you should be interviewed. Highlight your relevant skills, experience, and accomplishments in the letter, but make sure not to duplicate the information available within your resume.

In general, your letter should include:

  • Contact information
  • Greeting
  • Introductory paragraph stating your interest in the job, and including the job title of the position you're applying for
  • Two or three paragraphs highlighting your qualifications for the position
  • A final paragraph offering to provide more information and reiterating your interest in the job and the company
  • Closing
  • Signature

It's important to follow the instructions in the job posting. Otherwise, your application materials may not be considered.

Review advice on guidelines for writing job application letters that win interviews, as well as tips and advice for proofreading and editing your job search correspondence before you start writing your letter.

How to Send the Letter

How you send your letter will depend on the employer's instructions. You may be asked to upload your job application to an online portal, the employer could ask applicants to email their letter and resume, or the organization may want a mailed hard copy of your application materials.

Job Application Letter Examples: A - Z List

Use the following examples of job application letter formats, examples, and templates to get ideas for your own letters to apply for jobs. Be sure to customize your letter so it reflects your qualifications and credentials. 

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