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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.