Job Application Letter Sample:
Specimen Letter (2): This letter is written by a person who is already in employment but who is looking for a new (and, perhaps, better) job. In addition to the type of information contained in Specimen Letter (1) it also needs to contain information about the following:
(a) Previous experience, particularly about any which is directly related to the post being applied for;
(b) Reasons for seeking a new post – these will, of course, be of particular interest to a prospective new employer. There could be many different reasons, but in this Specimen Letter we shall assume that Peter Chambers is looking for a new post with wider scope and better prospects for advancement.
162 David Place,
The Sales Manager,
Tropical Fruit Drinks Ltd.,
30th July 20..
I am writing in response to your advertisement in yesterday’s ‘Evening News’ for a travelling representative for your products.
For the last 2½ years I have been working with Fineprice Grocery Distributors. My duties have included attending to customers calling at their premises and to those who telephone their orders. Also, whilst making deliveries to them, I have frequently taken the opportunity to discuss their requirements and to introduce new products to them and, in so doing, have often been able to increase the sizes of their orders. I have also been able to secure a number of new customers for my present employers, and my contacts with those managing restaurants, hotels, guest houses and small grocery shops could be of value in marketing your products.
My knowledge of selling is mainly practical, although I have studied an Easilearn Manual on Selling and Sales Management, but I am keen to learn and feel that I have a flair for selling; certainly I very much enjoy doing so. I should naturally be willing to undertake any training you provide, plus any further studies you recommend. I have a clean driving licence for both cars and vans, but do not at present own my own vehicle.
My main reason for wishing to change jobs is that my present employers run only a relatively small organisation and limit its activities mainly to Moorestown and its immediate surrounds. The owner, Mr. Gaston, is in his early sixties and is not keen to expand the business, although I feel sure that there is potential to do so. There is therefore little scope for an enthusiastic and ambitious person, as there is in an expanding and country-wide company such as yours.
I am 25 years old, and married with one child. I left school at the age of 17 after passing my G.C.E with 5 ‘O’ levels. My first job was with Marshalls General Stores, initially in their stores but later inside the shop where I first became interested in selling, if only over the counter. Unfortunately, due to competition from a new, nearby supermarket, the business had to close, and I accepted the post with my present employers, after nearly 4 years with Marshalls.
I do hope that you will call me for an interview, during which I shall be happy to supply any further information you may require, and to show you originals of the letter from my first employer, my G.C.E and sales certificates. I have informed Mr. Gaston of my intention to seek a post with greater prospects for advancement, and I am certain that he will provide me with a letter of reference which I can produce to you.
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