Job Application

5, Old Street                                       (From address; need not to be mentioned with “From”)
Madurai – 625 011

20 April 2010                                      (Date, month (in words) and year, next to the from add)

Mr. Dhakshna Moorthy
543, New Street                                  (to whom you are sending this application
Chennai 600116                                         “to address”)

Dear Mr. Dhakshna Moorthy             (Greetings should not begin with Respected Sir / you can greet  by 
saying Dear Sir/Madam)
I am writing in response to your advertisement in the December issue of The Hindu in which you announced an opening for a sales representative.

I have five years of retail experience in the book industry. For the past three years, I have managed Books for all over Tamil Nadu, an independent bookstore located in Madurai. I am familiar with the products that you publish and believe my experience as a retailer and with the buying public would benefit your company.

As the manager of an independent bookstore, I have demonstrated my ability to set goals and complete projects in a timely and thorough manner.

In my current job, I am responsible for buying both new publications and backlist inventory as well as analyzing sales trends using a computerized inventory system. I have a B.A. in English literature, and I am an active participant in local writers’ workshops. I have enclosed a copy of my resumé for your review.

If you wish to contact me before that date, please call

(Signature)                  (Should be in the left corner, remember that you should always say yours sincerely or yours truly while drafting a job application)

Job Application

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