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SAMPLE LETTER OF APPLICATION

YOUR ADDRESS

THE DATE

Ms. Jane Johnson

Vice President of Client Development

Smith and Johnson Consulting

222 East Chestnut Street

Chicago, Illinois 60601

Dear Ms. Johnson:

Recently I completed my Bachelors degree from Western Illinois University and am interested in pursuing a professional career in Human Resources Consulting. While reading your home page, I was most impressed with the variety of consulting services that your organization provides and with the list of your corporate clients. In response to your listing on Indeed.com, I would like to apply for the position of Human Resources Assistant. Enclosed are my resume and list of references for your consideration.

As an Intern in the human resources department at The Consulting Group this past summer, I had the opportunity to work as part of a consulting team developing in-service training programs for corporate clients including Ford, Motorola, and Sears. In addition to theses training programs, our team had the chance to initiate employee personality testing utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to assess the employee TMs job performance as it related to their personality types. These experiences have solidified my desire to pursue a career in human resources.

Please see my enclosed resume, which details my work experience as well as my educational history. I am sure you will find me a well-qualified addition to your staff.

I would like to meet with you personally to discuss my qualifications in further detail. Please feel free to contact me at, (111)-111-1111 or e-mail mjktke@aol.com) to arrange a mutually agreeable time to meet. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

Hand written signature

Your Typed Name

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