Example Letter #1
I am responding to your advertisement for nannies and au pairs that appeared in my local newspaper last Wednesday. I have always wanted to visit a foreign country and would love to have the experience of living in the United States for a while. I am willing to commit to an employment period of one year, as either a nanny or an au pair.
I have done a great deal of baby-sitting, tending both my two younger brothers and the children of several neighbors. I can cook reasonably well and am hard-working and responsible. I have also certified in CPR and have done first aid training with the Red Cross. I have a driver's license, though not, of course, in the US.
I have enclosed a copy of my resume, as was requested in your ad, and look forward to hearing from you.
Example Letter #2
I am writing in the hope of securing a position as an excavator or laboratory assistant during next year's field work in the International Valley.
I hold a bachelor's degree in archaeology from Springfield University, where I attended a hands-on field school in the summer of 2018. I have also been employed by the state of Kansas the past two summers as a general surveyor. I am currently a paid intern in the office of Dr. John Doe, the State
Historic Preservation Officer for Kansas.
Please find enclosed a copy of my resume and a letter of recommendation from Dr. Doe.
Example Letter #3
I am very interested in any information you could provide me on temporary employment with your company during the period of June to December. I am a U.S. citizen with excellent qualifications in many areas, including construction, computer network administration, graphic design, and maintenance of office machines.
My goal is to secure a position in one of these areas so that I can learn more about business practices overseas. I currently hold a Bachelor's degree in political science, and intend to continue my studies in the area of international business administration.
My resume is enclosed. Please review it and I will contact you by telephone to discuss my prospects.
Write Your Letter Step-by-Step
Explain what you wish to do or achieve. If possible, mention specific employment-related goals, not simply your desire to work in a foreign country.
Example Sentences for Step 1
Example Phrases for Step 1
Point out your qualifications for the job.
Example Sentences for Step 2
Example Phrases for Step 2
Refer to your enclosed resume or a single letter of recommendation or reference. Limit your resume to a single sheet of paper. Do not include copies of certificates or diplomas unless these have been specifically requested.
Example Sentences for Step 3
Example Phrases for Step 3
Make it easy for the reader to contact you or send you information. Give your e-mail address if you have one, as well as your mailing address. If possible, give phone and FAX numbers. Many large businesses will send a free information packet, but you could offer to pay any expenses if it seems appropriate.
Example Sentences for Step 4
E-mail: HDoe@xyz.edu I look forward to hearing from you. I will be traveling through Centerville at the end of the month and will call you then, but if you would like to contact me in the meantime, please leave a message at 555-5555.