Unit 10: Letter of application
You have seen this advertisement in an international magazine
are looking for people to write for this magazine about environmental
issues. We would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in
environmental concerns and some experience of writing.
us letters of application, explaining why you think you are suitable
and describing some environmental issues currently affecting us.
Get some ideas on page 125.
More ideas on how to write letters:
You will find a letter writing guide here and here . You can find useful language here.
How to write.
I am writing to express an interest in..
I was interested in the
advertisement in (newspaper/magazine)
on (date) and I would like to apply for
the post/ position of (job title).
I am writing in response to your request for writers, which appears in this month's edition of "Global Concerns".
I would like to apply for the job of ... as advertised in this month's issue of ...
I would enjoy the challenge of writing for...
As you will see from my curriculum vitae...
I have a great deal of experience
am an active member of the Green Society at my university, where I am
currently studying marine biology. The aim of the society is to raise
awareness of environmental concerns amongst students and within the
local community. As well as organizing debates on matters of local and
global importance, we also publish a monthly journal to which I
I am therefore very keen to ...
I would enjoy the experience of...
reason for applying for this position is that I hope to...
For the past seven years I have...
economy of my region is largely based on tourism and since it is likely
that many of your readers live in areas with similar characteristics, I
am sure they would be interested to read about the problems facing us.
Last summer, for example, the petrol tanker "Intrigue" sank off our
coast, spilling large quantities of oil into the sea with devastating
effects for marine wildlife, the fishing industry and tourism.
In addition, ...
am convinced that issues like these would be of interest to people in
other countries and I would very much like to have the opportunity to
write about them for your magazine.
I have a good knowledge of ...
I feel I have the necessary...to make a positive and enthusiastic contribution to your magazine and I hope you will consider my application favourably.
I will be available to work from...
I am available for interview at any time.
I enclose a reference from my previous employer
I look forward to receiving your reply
I look forward to hearing from you.