Sample Letter #1
I am responding to your advertisement for nannies and au pairs that appeared in my local newspaper last Wednesday. I have always wanted to visit a foreign country and would love to have the experience of living in the United States for a while. I am willing to commit to an employment period of one year, as either a nanny or an au pair.
I have done a great deal of baby-sitting, tending both my two younger brothers and the children of several neighbors. I can cook reasonably well and am hard-working and responsible. I have also certified in CPR and have done first aid training with the Red Cross. I have a driver’s license, though not, of course, in the US.
I have enclosed a copy of my resume, as was requested in your ad, and look forward to hearing from you.
Sample Letter #2
I am writing in the hope of securing a position as an excavator or laboratory assistant during next year’s field work in the International Valley.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from Springfield University, where I attended a hands-on field school in the summer of 2001. I have also been employed by the state of Kansas the past two summers as a general surveyor. I am currently a paid intern in the office of Dr. John Doe, the State
Historic Preservation Officer for Kansas.
Please find enclosed a copy of my resume and a letter of recommendation from Dr. Doe.
Sample Letter #3
I am very interested in any information you could provide me on temporary employment with your company during the period of June to December. I am a U.S. citizen with excellent qualifications in many areas, including construction, computer network administration, graphic design, and maintenance of office machines.
My goal is to secure a position in one of these areas so that I can learn more about business practices overseas. I currently hold a Bachelor’s degree in political science, and intend to continue my studies in the area of international business administration.
My resume is enclosed. Please review it and I will contact you by telephone to discuss my prospects.