applying for a job

You wish to apply for a position with a company in your city. Write a letter to the manager of this company and include the following information:
     – your educational background
     – your work experience
     – other information that makes you an ideal candidate for the position

Model Answer
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to submit my application for the Middle-Level Java Developer position advertised on 5th July 2012.

Starting with my academic record which includes having at the end of May 2012 with a Master of Computer Science, from Monash University. I achieved consistent results which reflect my hard work and determination to work. My major in Software Development is also a good fit for this position.

As for my work history, I have worked for more than 2 years at HighSoft, a leading software company, where I participated in a range of Java projects to create web-based solutions for clients. As the company caters for a range of different industries, I can guarantee that I have excellent technical skills.

Another reason why I believe I am a good fit for the role that you advertised is that I am a very flexible person who is willing to travel to the client and other branches of the company in order to achieve the best result.

I appreciate your time and consideration of my application.
Yours faithfully,
Tim Finn [183 words]

Task Analysis:
Who will receive the letter: manager of a company
Relationship: jobseeker and employer
Formality level: highly formal

 Language:
OPENING REMARKS:
– I am writing to apply for the post/job/position of/which I saw advertised in…
– I am writing with regard to your advertisement…
– I am writing in response to your advertisement…

REFERENCE TO EXPERIENCE:
– For the last/past year I have been working as a … for…
– I have had experience of…
– Two years ago I was employed as…
– I worked as… before…

CLOSING REMARKS:
– I would appreciate a reply at your earliest convenience.
– Please contact me regarding any queries you may have.
– I enclose my CV and I would be glad to attend an interview at any time convenient to you.
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