Job Application Letter essential tips for IELTS General Training Module

Job application letter

This is a letter you write to apply for a certain position that is vacant. In the real life you would attach your resume to it. Of course, you don’t have to do it for IELTS, writing the letter is enough.


There are 4 paragraphs in this type of letter. They should look like this:

  1. Start with “Dear Sir/ Madam, “(or write person’s name if it was given in task instructions)

Write what position are you applying to and where it was advertised.

“I would like to apply for the position of secretary advertised in ‘herald tribune’ of April 15th 2005”


  1. Write about your skill, diplomas and experience.

“I am a Software Engineer with more then ten years of experience in … “

“I graduated in Some Study Course from Famous University, 1996”

“At present I am employed as a … by company … “

“I am familiar with … “

“My skill include working with …, performing …, managing …”

“In course of my present job I have been responsible for the planning and organization       of …”

“I am used to working at a fast pace to meet deadlines.”

As in previous types of letters, this paragraph should be the “fattest” in the whole letter.


  1. Explain, why you are interested in this job, express your motivation to contribute. Ask to schedule an interview as soon as possible.

“I would like to apply my skill in your company.”

“I believe the position you offer will give me opportunity to …”

“If you find my skill and experience suitable, please contact me to schedule.”


  1. Thank the person.

“Thank you for your time and consideration,”

If you know the name of person you are writing to, sign

“Yours sincerely,

Mr. Smith”

If you don’t know the name of person you are writing to, sign

“Yours faithfully,

Mr. Smith

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