Sample Job Search and Employment Letters

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Correspondence comes into play at several stages during your working life, from job hunting and career exploration to negotiating an offer, accepting employment, and resigning when it's time to move on to the next phase of your career.

We've got all bases covered: Need to apply for a job, create a cover letter, offer a job, reject a job offer or accept one? Perhaps you're withdrawing your application for a position or making a counter offer?

Writing thank you, appreciation, or congratulation notes? How about composing a recommendation or rejection letter or a resignation letter? Here are a variety of employment letters you can edit to fit your needs.

Job and Employment Letter Examples and Templates

Absence Letters
Does your employer require formal notification when you miss work? Employees may need to provide an excuse letter when they miss time from work to interview or for other reasons. These sample excuse letters can be edited to fit your circumstance.

Appreciation Letters
Sending thank you notes to everyone who helps with your career or job search goes a long way. Here are sample appreciation letters and email messages to send to contacts who have provided assistance. You can start with a sample, and then tailor your message to fit your circumstances.

Business Letters
Business correspondence needs to be polished and professionally formatted.

Here's how to write business letters, general business letter format and templates, and employment-related business letter examples.

Congratulation Letters
Do you know someone who has just gotten a promotion or a new job? Take a few minutes to congratulate them. It will be appreciated. Review congratulation letters and email examples to say congratulations for a promotion, a new job, and other employment-related accomplishments.

Cover Letter Samples
It's always a good idea to send a cover letter with your resume when you apply for jobs. Review a variety of different types of cover letter examples, which you can apply to nearly every employment-related scenario. Do take the time to tailor your letter to show that you're a strong match for the job.

Employee Letters
Do you need to write to an employee or to your employer? Here are sample employee letters and letters for candidates for employment including reference letters, job offer letters, appreciation, and congratulation letters, plus more.

Employment Letter Templates
Employment letter templates including cover letter templates, resignation letter templates, thank you letter templates, and other job search related letter templates. Personalize these templates to create your own job search letters.

Follow Up Letter Samples
Are you waiting to hear back about a job? Use these follow up letters to send after an interview, and to check on the status of resume or a job application you've submitted.

Job Application Letters
Review sample letters and email messages to send with a job application, when you're applying for jobs. 

Job Offer Letters
What's the best way to accept a job offer or reject a job offer?

Review job offer letter samples to fit a variety of circumstances.

Networking Letters
Networking is one of the most effective ways to hunt for a new position. Your connections can help you get hired. Review job search and career networking letters including referral letters, letters of introduction, and networking outreach letters.

Recommendation Letters
Do you need to write or request a reference for employment? The sample reference and recommendation letters, letter samples for character references, a reference letter template, and a letter asking for a reference will give you a starting point for writing your own letters.

Resignation Letters
Resigning professionally and gracefully, whenever possible, is the best way to leave a job without burning any bridges. Here are letters of resignation for a variety of circumstances, including basic and formal resignation letters, two weeks notice, no notice, short notice, retirement, and farewell letter samples, examples, and templates.

Thank You Letters
It's always a good idea to thank everyone you interviewed with, who referred you for a job, and who took the time to assist you. Review these thank you letters for job interviews and career assistance, including how to write a thank you letter, who to thank, how to send your thank you letters, and sample thank you letters and email messages.

Letter Writing Guide
Guide to writing professional letters and email messages including what to include in your correspondence, format, layout, spacing, choosing font style and size, salutations and closings, plus additional letter writing advice.