Application Cover Letter
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We have always heard of application letters and cover letters. An application letter is written to request for an admission, job, bank statement, information, document, etc. A cover letter is strictly professional, and is written while applying for jobs. An application cover letter is nothing but a letter written while applying for a job. Thus, we can say that a job application letter is an application cover letter.
In a normal application letter for job, you may or may not stress on your skills and abilities to prove your candidature right. However, when we write an application cover letter we follow the tips or format of a cover letter along with an application letter. In this letter, we would go a step ahead, and rather than just applying for the job and writing a mere application letter, we would justify our application by putting forth our skills and abilities.
The two sample application cover letters given below, would clarify this further. In the first sample, we would speak about a candidate applying for a job, and in the second sample letter; we would consider a fresher or a student applying for internship. In both cases, the applicant is writing a job related application, but the situation is different.
1. Sample Application cover letter - candidate applying for teacher's job
4th October, 2011
Subject: Application for the post of Math Teacher
Dear Ms. Goretti,
I am Sheryl Park, and I wish to apply for the post of Math teacher in your school. The advertisement posted by you on the school's website gave me the information about the same.
I am currently working with St. Patrick's School, and teach students of 7th and 8th grade. I have been working with them since the past 5 years, and have had an excellent record of 99% results every year.
I have completed my Masters in Math and won Math Olympiad at the International level. I am also quite proficient with Vedic Math. Algebra and Geometry are my subjects of interest.
I have attached my detailed resume and copies of my certificates for further reference.
Please consider my application, and let me know about a suitable time for an interview.
Awaiting a positive response.
2. Sample Application cover letter - candidate applying for internship
4th October, 2011
Mr. Jack Joy,
Subject: Application for summer internship
Dear Mr. Joy,
I am Sheryl Park, and this is with reference to the 'Summer Internship' program organized by Mac Foods. I wish to apply for internship for the 2011-2012 batches.
I am an Operations Management student, and wish to pursue my career in 'Food Production'. I have completed a Diploma in 'Food Quality Analysis' and would be completing my Master's in 2012. As a part of our curriculum, we need to work as interns for four months in the field of our choice.
Mac Foods every year hires 10 interns, and train them to bring out the best of them. Your organization has taken Internships as CSRs of the organization, and every year invite application for internship. This year, I would like to benefit from this program, and make my internship meaningful by working with the best minds in this field.
I have enclosed a copy of the letter from our college for internship, my resume, and academic certificates. Please review it carefully before taking any further decision. Also, I request you to try and spare some time, and call me for an interview for a better decision on my internship application.
Looking forward to get a positive response from your side.
Thanking you in anticipation.
These two sample application letters are written in specific to a job, and can thus be stated as application cover letter. The letters put for the candidate's application and also justify her application by stating her skills and expertise. Thus, it is known as an application cover letter. Write a similar letter for your job application, and make your application more impressive. Also, you can review Application Letters Examples for Summer Job and Work Application Letter Examples for more cover letter samples.