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Application Letter Sample for Fresh Graduates

Are you a recent graduate currently looking for a job? If you are, then you must have experienced firsthand how challenging it is to write an application letter.

An application letter is one of the first few things that you need to prepare when applying for a job. Your application letter, together with your resume, are two of the most important documents you need in your bid to get a job and finally join the workforce.

The term “application letter” and “cover letter” are often used interchangeably though both are different when it comes to purpose, content and length. To avoid confusion, we are strictly going to use the term “application letter” on this article to describe a document which main purpose is to describe your skills, market your abilities and summarizes your experiences.

Your application letter serves as your formal (albeit non-personal) introduction with your potential employer. It contains your background, summarizes your knowledge and experiences and includes a few more details as to why you are qualified for the job. More importantly, your application letter expresses your intent to apply for a specific job within an organization, business or company.

To help you effectively persuade your potential employer in considering your application, take some notes from these application letter samples.

 

Application Letter Sample 1 (Print Copy)

This application letter sample shows the correct format you should use when sending out your application letter in print form. If you plan on submitting your application letter via email, refer to the second application letter sample below.

22 H Venture St.,
Diliman, Quezon City
Philippines

April 17, 2015

Mr. Vincent Chua
Hiring Manager
Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI)
12/F Ayala Life-FGU Center, Ayala Ave.
Makati City 1226

Dear Mr. Chua,

I am writing to express my interest for the position of Recruitment Assistant in your esteemed company.

Having recently obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration major in Human Resource Development Management (BSBA-HRDM) in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), I wish to bring my knowledge, skills and commitment to excellence to your company’s innovative environment.

As a Business Administration student, majoring in HR management, I’ve become equipped with the necessary knowledge that come with the position including manpower recruitment, workforce organization, personnel training and compensation as well as legal provisions and other labor concerns.

My internship at San Miguel Corporation also afforded me with the crucial skills to work with some of the best professionals in the recruitment and human resources industry. Being a trainee has developed in me enthusiasm and a true passion for human resources and has subsequently convinced me that human resource management is my true calling.

For additional details regarding my qualification and expertise, please review my attached resume.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

(signature)

Jessica Cenadoza

 

Application Letter Writing Tip: When intending to submit a hard copy of your application letter (and resume), make sure that you send it in a strict business letter format. Remember that your application letter not only speaks of your skills and accomplishments. It also shows how effectively you can communicate. Therefore, make it a point to impress your potential employer by writing a grammatically correct, perfectly spelled and properly punctuated application letter.

 

 

Application Letter Sample 2 (Email Copy)

As previously mentioned, the format of your application letter may differ depending on whether you are submitting a print copy or an email copy. The second application letter sample below is a copy tailored specifically for emails.

 

Email Subject: Eric Tala, Marketing Associate Position

Dear Ms. Castañeda,

I would like to express my interest in applying for the position of Marketing Associate as was recently made available in your company.

I believe that my degree in Business Administration (BSBA) major in Marketing from the Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA) has prepared me for this position. As a student, I was equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to help develop and drive effective marketing strategies.

During my internship at Uniliver Philippines’ Marketing Department, I learned how companies determine what product or service to sell, how to reach target demographics and how to respond to the demands of competitors. More importantly, I had the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals who taught me how to easily grasp complex marketing concepts and at certain times, how to roll with the punches in order to achieve various objectives.

I have also acquainted myself with a wide range of skills that allow me to blend with the group or team’s culture and to continuously strive to reach common goals amidst failures and setbacks.

My active involvement in many academic and extracurricular activities has done so well in developing my communication and leadership skills, which are vital in finding success in the corporate world.

With this application letter, I attach herewith my resume for your full consideration. Thank you for taking time to review my application and I am looking forward to your reply so that we can further discuss my application.

Yours sincerely,

Alvin C. Marfal
7194 Marcelo Ave
Parañaque City, Metro Manila 1700
Mobile: +63 929 XXX XXXX

 

Application Letter Writing Tip: Make it a point to include the necessary email subject when sending your application letter via email. The email subject provided on this application letter sample follows the usual format (name, position you are applying for) though some recruiters require applicants to send their application letter (and resumes) with a specific email subject.

Also, when sending your application letter thru email, remember to include your contact details on the email signature. By doing so, you will enable the recruiter or potential employer to respond to your application immediately.

Remember that these samples are merely templates meant to serve as a basis in writing your own, personalized application letter. When writing an application letter, feel free to customize it according to your own personal preference. You don’t want to have just another generic application letter because chances are the hiring manager has already read hundreds, or maybe thousands of it. You want your application letter to stand out and ultimately showcase why you are the best person for the job.

NOTE: These application letter samples are for reference only. All information provided should be considered as fictional.

Need more help writing your cover letter? Read “Analyzing and Avoiding Common Cover Letter Errors”.

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Table Of Contents:

  1. Accountant
  2. Bookkeeper
  3. Business Analyst
  4. CPA

Both of the letters on this page follow the template outlined in our cover letter writing guide.

SEE ALSO > How to Write an Excellent Resume

Accountant Cover Letter

The cover letters below are based on the resume to the left. It’s important to note that this industry is broad and encompasses many different jobs, ranging from auditors and tax advisers to forensic accountants and financial examiners. The goal of your cover letter is to target your unique experience or area of expertise.

So keep in mind that the contents of your letter will likely differ from our samples. For instance, if you have any cover letter red flags, such as a previous termination, layoff, or gaps in employment, you may have to plan for these in your cover letter.

Use the downloadable samples below as a guide to help you write your own cover letter:


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Accounting CL Template Pack

 

HR Manager

Company Name

Company Address

Date

With great willingness, I am applying for the position of POSITION which was advertised on the (COMPANY NAME) website. I believe that my education, skill-set, and experience make me a suitable candidate for this vacancy.

I am a highly organized and self-driven individual, passionate about developing my career in the field of Accounting as a Corporate Banker. My commitment can be gauged from the fact that I am an accredited holder of a MBA degree with finance as specialization from Poloma College.

Possessing more than 5 years of experience of working in diverse financial positions with multiple companies, I have gained an extensive insight within this field. My key competencies include, but are not limited to, maintaining financial records, managing budgets, risk assessments and business strategy reviews.

In my current position with Langford Partnership where I work in the capacity of Financial Analyst, I am responsible for leading a team of 5 and carrying out a wide range of commercial processes. During the course of my career, I have gained a specialist’s understanding of financial instruments and accounting software and have also been effective in explaining complex information in a comprehensible manner.

As a Certified Public Accountant, I am an accomplished communicator, with excellent organizational, decision making, and time management skills and have a proven track record of consistently meeting and regularly surpassing demanding performance goals.

Proactive, innovative and highly influential, I am seeking a challenging but rewarding position, which is why I was naturally drawn to this exciting opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Name

Address

T: Phone number

E: email address

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Bookkeeper Cover Letter

This Bookkeeper cover letter is based on the matching professionally written resume (click to view)

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Bookkeeper CL Template Pack

SEE ALSO › Popular Resume Samples By Industry

(Manager’s Name)

HR Manager

Company Name

Company Address

Date

Dear Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. (Manager’s Name)

With reference to the advertisement on your website this week, I wish to apply for the role of Bookkeeper at your company.

As an analytical and dynamic individual who has a proven history of exceeding expectations through performance, I believe I would be able to participate and impact considerably tthe ongoing operational success of your company. Some of the key talents I can bring include streamlining payment systems, reducing turnover in receivables, and improving the efficiency of invoicing.

My present employment at Franklin & Rodgers Business Solutions as a General Bookkeeper has helped me to develop my abilities in key commercial areas such as financial calculations, formulating invoices, and correcting spreadsheet errors.

I can combine my effective communication skills with functional knowledge to identify opportunities and deliver a satisfactory outcome while working alone or as a part of a larger team. You will find me as someone who can tackle all requisite responsibilities including administrative and customer service duties. 

I have enclosed my resume for your review and would be thankful for an opportunity to meet with you in the near future to discuss what I can contribute.

Sincerely,

Name

Address

T: Phone number

E: email address


Business Analyst Cover Letter

The cover letters below are based on the flight attendant resume example on the left. Click on the image to get tips on how to write a resume that supports your cover letter.

The business analyst cover letter below outlines their current job duties that relate to the position they are applying for. Avoid just listing your day-to-day responsibilities, and instead target responsibilities that are listed in the employer’s job description. Download the template pack below and choose your favorite style — Park, Elegant, or Classic. Use the examples to help you format your own cover letter.

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Business Analyst CL Template Pack

[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State, xxxxx

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com]

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I’m excited to be writing to you regarding the business analyst position advertised on (Website’s Name).  With over 5 years of experience supporting business solution software and analyzing business operations, I believe that I am a perfect fit for this role.

As part of my current role as a business analyst at TECCO, I analyze client’s business requirements and processes through document analysis, interviews, workshops, and workflow analysis. Using my knowledge of SQL, I further support our clients systems by conducting 5+ levels of testing including functional, regression, user acceptance, integration and performance. During my tenure with TECCO I have gained valuable knowledge of customer service, EDI standards, and risk analysis.

Among my peers, I am regarded as an analytical crackerjack with expert problem-solving skills. Furthermore, I have a proven track record of translating stakeholder requirements into tangible deliverables that exceed expectations.

My resume is enclosed, and will give you further insight into my skill sets, accomplishments, and experience in this sector. I look forward to discussing my application with you further. I appreciate your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]


CPA Cover Letter

The below CPA cover letter sample is based off of this CPA resume sample.

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CPA CL Template Pack

(Manager’s Name)

HR Manager

Company Name

Company Address

Date

Dear Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. (Manager’s Name)

Please accept my application for the position of Certified Public Accountant, as advertised in the website’s name website on Date.

As a Senior Audit Associate with Pricewaterhousecoopers, I have displayed an ability to drive out inefficiencies through process improvement and assist in the maintenance and development of financial systems and procedures. Furthermore, I have successfully performed risk assessment, data analytics, and financial review for over 20 projects.

Previously working as a Financial Analyst Intern with Uncle Chen’s Restaurant LLC, I assimilated extensive knowledge of and insights into accountancy and various financial processes including budgeting, purchase orders and accounts reconciliation.

Proactive, innovative and highly influential, I am seeking a challenging but rewarding position, which is why I was naturally drawn to this exciting opportunity.

I hope to discuss my eligibility for the role further with you in the future.

Sincerely,

Name

Address

T: Phone number

E: email address

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