Application

A job application and a formal letter are basically built up in the same way. Be polite, write complete sentences, divide the text into logical paragraphs, follow the formal rules and make sure it looks tidy.

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(Sender’s name and address)

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(Recipient’s name and address)



Dear Sir/Madam,

(Where did you find the advertisement? Name and date of the newspaper.)

(What job are you applying for?)

(Why are you interested in this job?)

(Why should you get the job? Education, work experience)

(Your interests, skills and personality.)


(How can you be contacted? When can you begin to work? Are you willing to come to an interview?)


References: (Fill in two persons who can tell good things about you.)


Yours sincerely,

(Your signature)

Cappelen Damm

Sist oppdatert: 14.08.2006

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