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Sample Job Application Letter

Updated on June 13, 2011

If you've ever been on the lookout for a new job, you've probably come across the need to write a job application letter.  Though writing a short letter seems like a simple enough task, it generally starts off bad and gets worse.  It's one of those things that you wish you could just get over with, or even skip.  Well I've put together a sample to help guide you through writing one.  It's fairly simple, but it gets the job done.  Feel free to copy and paste this to your word processor, change the names and dates, print it, and send it to your future employer.  Go ahead, I don't mind at all!

The Letter:

Mr. James A. Maverick
ABC Widget Company
253 Tennessee Pike
Trenton, TN 38382
(731) 555-5555


Dear Mr. Maverick,

I am writing to apply for the plant manager position that you advertised in the Herald Gazette . As the ad requested, I am enclosing the completed job application, my resume, copies of my diplomas, certifications, and three references.

The opportunity displayed in the listing interests me greatly, and I believe that my history of manufacturing experience and my education will make me a very competitive candidate for this position. The stregnths I possess that would make for success in this position include:

  • I have more than 10 years of upper level management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • I settle for nothing less than absolute excellence
  • I have strong skills in leading production managers to get the job accomplished

With a BS degree in Business Management and a Senior Executive MBA, I have a full understanding of a business's needs and know how to meet this needs.

Please se my included resume for additional information on my experience.

I can be reached anytime via email at or my cell phone, 865-555-5555.

I would like to thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking to you about this opportunity.


Stevie Smith


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