The letter of application and Curriculum Vitae

Some rules of Good Application Letter

* Letter is a means of communication used by a sender to keep in touch with a receiver.

* Application letter is the representative of an applicant by which the employer will make judgement. Therefore, an applicant had better tries to imagine that he is a receiver although he is a sender.

* There are three kinds of  application letter:

a. as a reply to advertisement (solicited)

b. as a recommendation by someone (on introduction)

c. as a basic on initiative of the applicant (unsolicited).

* Application letter should be only one page because business people are very busy, so they don’t have much time to learn a long application letter.

*You had better to type your application unless you are asked to write.

* Pay attention to three elements.They are quality of paper, content and tone.

* Your purpose to write the application letter to get an interview.

* Ensure your application letter looks attractive and neatly presented.


Job application letter in English

22 Jul

Contoh ke 1

Jakarta, July 22, 2012

Attention To:


Resources Manager

PT. Gilang Persada Bumi

Jl. Cendrawasih No. 45

Jakarta Pusat


Dear Mr. Sukarmadi,

I wish to apply for the position of Accounting Staff that was advertised on Tempo, July 20, 2012.


I have over one year experience as an Accounting with PT. Rizky Finance and have experience of a wide variety of pattern techniques. My computer skills are very good, and I have an excellent record as a reliable, productive employee.


I am looking for new challenges and the posistion of Accounting Staff sounds the perfect opportunity. Your organisation has an enviable record innovation in investor financial cosultant, and an excellent reputation as an employer, making the position even more attractive.


I enclose my CV for your inspection and look forward to hearing from you soon. I am available for interview at your convenience


Sincerely yours,


Pujiwati Martani


Contoh ke 2

Tangerang, July 22, 2012


Attention To:

Mr. Imantoro

Human Resources Department

PT. Persada Bumida Terpadu

Jl. Raya Sukamaju No. 11



Dear Sir,

On this good opportunity, I would like to apply as a Instrumentation and Control System Engineer in your company. My name is Dias Farhan, 22 years old, male, single, energetic and healthy. I am a  Control System Engineer and  graduated from Suryadarma University (UNSURYA) on May 2007 with GPA 3.78. I would like to have career to expand my experience.


My personality as a hard worker and fast learner type of person would bring benefit to your company. I will be very appreciated if you could give in opportunity to work in your company.


Herewith I enclose my curriculum vitae, which will give details of my qualification.


I hope my qualifications and experience merit your consideration and look forward to your reply.



Sincerely yours,




Dias Farhan

Phone : 021 – 5758243

Jl. Melati No.23

Tangerang – 15712


Contoh ke 3

Bogor, July 22, 2012


Attention To:

Human Resources Department

Yayasan KPT

Jl. Raya Bumi Sentoda No. 5




Dear Sir/Madam,


Having known about a vacancy advertised on Kompas, July 20, 2012, I am interested in the position of Account Executive (AE).

I am a 26 year old male, graduated from a reputable university, having skill in English, both written and oral and also operating computer. I am a hard worker, able to work in individual and in team.


I would gladly welcome an opportunity to have an interview with you at your convenience. I hope my skills can be one of your company’s assest. I am looking forward to hearing from you in the near future. Thank you for your consideration and attention.


Sincerely yours,



Asep Catur Putra


Enclosures :

– copy of ID Card

– copy of Final Certificate

– photo

– Curriculum Vitae


Contoh ke 4

Bekasi, April 7th, 2007


Attention To:

HRD Manager

PT. Pranata Informatindo

Jl. Raya Sudirman No. 17



Dear Sir/Madam,

I have read from your advertisement at Republika that your company is looking for employees to hold some position. Based on the advertisement, I am interested in applying application for Engineer position according with my background educational as Engineering Physics.


My name is Iswandi Lubis, I am twenty three years old. I have graduated from Engineering Physics Department ISTN on March 2007. My specialization in Engineering Physics is Instrumentation and Control specialist. I consider myself that I have qualifications as you want. I have good motivation for progress and growing, eager to learn, and can work with a team (team work) or by myself. Beside that I posses adequate computer skill and have good command in English (oral and written).


With my qualifications, I confident that I will be able to contribute effectively to your company. Herewith I enclose my :

  1. Copy of Bachelor Degree (S-1) Certificate and Academic Transcript.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Copy of Job Training Certificate from Unocal Indonesia Company.
  4. Recent photograph with size of 4×6


I would express my gratitude for your attention and I hope I could follow your recruitment test luckily.





Iswandi Lubis


Contoh ke 5

Jl. Raya Flamboyan 21

Bojong Depok Baru 2

Cibinong 16914

Phone : 021 – 87903802


June 11th, 2007


Attention To:

Mr. Haryono Sujatmiko

  1. Bumi Sentosa Damai

Jl. Garuda No. 33



Dear Mr. Sujatmiko,

I am a graduate student in Computer Science at Indonesia University, and I will be awarded an M.S. degree in July 2007. I am currently looking for a position related to Database/Graphics Package Design in the research and development department of a major company.


Before coming to Indonesia University, I designed, supervised, and completed a CAD system. The function covers vector, character and curve generation, windowing, shading, and transformations.


At Indonesia University, my research work involves Compilation of Relational Queries into Network DML. To enhance my background, I have taken some courses in computer graphics and database, and I have experience in and an understanding of the design of databases. With this b background, I certainly believe that I am competent to meet challenging tasks and can make a good contribution to your company.


Enclosed is my resume, which indicates in some detail my training and experience. I sincerely hope that my qualifications are of interest to you and that an interview might be arranged at your convenience.


Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Sincerely yours,



Putri Puji Lestari


Contoh ke 6

Jakarta, January 29, 2012




Personel Manager of PT FAJAR KARYA INDAH Tbk.

Gedung PT. FAJAR KARYA INDAH Tbk. 2nd floor

Jl. Kemandoran Kav.27

Jakarta Barat


Dear Sir/Madam,

Refer to your requirement advertised in Kompas May 27 2011, I am interested to joint and to contribute with your respected company.


I am twenty-six years of age, single and in good health condition. I was graduated from AA YKPN, Yogyakarta in 2003. My scholastic record is satisfactory and also skilled at Accounting duties. I am be able to use English both oral and written, computer literate, able to use MS Office package such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS OutLook and Internet, also familiar with English Correspondences and Administration duties.


Now, I am working as Accounting Staff at PT. SURYA PERKASA. I am willing to learn and work very well with others and anxious to put my knowledge into practical. Enclosed is my resume and latest photograph for your review and considerations.


I hope you will grant me an interview and the opportunity to give you more details about my self.


Yours faithfully,



Lukas Gentara



Contoh ke 7

12 Jerome Drive

Putnam Lake

Patterson, NY 12563

(716) 681-2222


May 27, 2011


Box 4610

Putnam Lake

15 Jump Street

Patterson, N.Y. 12566


To Whom It May Concern:


I enclosed my resume in response to your Last Ever sales advertisement in the Rochester Herald on Sunday, March 18.


My sales/marketing background includes an eigth-year association with Clark’s Sport Inc., where I was in charge of developing the New England territory. This involved recruiting, training, and working with sales force. It was also my responsibility to develop and implement sales/marketing plans and strategies in support of the field sales effort.


I am presently employed as Sales Manager of Jackson and Jackson, Inc., a men’s wear manufacturer. I am very eager to return to the sporting goods industry.


In my present position, I call on, sell, and service mass merchandisers, retail chains, department stores, and military exchanges. I achieved success in these and other related activities, and enjoy the fine rapport and reputation developed through my ability to communicate and work with people on all levels.


I am a result-oriented manager who enjoys traveling and working with people, motivating them, and developing their skill to maximum potential. It would be difficult to indicate every area of expertise in my resume; therefore, I would appreciate meeting you to discuss my qualifications for this position greater detail.

I may be reached at the above phone number to set up an appointment for an interview.





David Walker

Contoh ke 8

Jl. Komando III/56

Karet Setiabudi

Jakarta Selatan 12920


January 29, 2012


Mr. Ardi Sanjaya

Vice-President of Sales

  1. Fastron Electronic

Jl. M.H. Thamrin kav. 12 A

Jakarta Selatan


I am applying for a position as Sales Manager with your company, as I feel my background in developing a sales department will be of interest to you.


As my resume indicates, I joined PT. Bakrie Electric., in the capacity of trainee and moved up the ladder to my current position of Sales Manager. In each year of my employment, I was successful in opening news account, penetrating existing ones, and reopening closed business. As a result, I was responsible for sales increase of 20% to 25%.


As sales manager I was involved in recruiting, training, and supervising a staff of 120 salespeople and was responsible foe sales worldwide.


I am looking forward to meeting you. When can we set up an appointment for an interview? I may be reached at 021-7756729.





Syaiful Tanjung

Look at the parts of the application letter in your book.

Writing Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a source of information about the applicant’s particular. An Applicant may write any information that has added valued in ensuring the prospect employer that who is the right candidate to face a job interview.

A curriculum vitae (American English calls it resume) should set out all personal details, together with education, work experience and miscellanous. It should be displayed attractively so that  all information can be seen at a glance.

Generally, it should  not extend to more than two pages.

taken from “Student’s Handbook for Business English Subject”




Main Idea, Main Topic, and Main Purpose Questions

The first question in Reading Section for TOEFL is an overview question about the main idea, main topic or main purpose of a passage.

Main idea questions  ask you to identify the most important thought in the passage. Answer choices are complete sentences. Examples :

a. What is the main idea of the passage?

b. The primary idea of the passage is ….

c. Which of the following best summarizes for the author’s main idea?

When there is not a single, readily identified main idea, main topic questions may be asked. These ask you what the passage is generally ‘about’. Answer choices are noun phrases. Examples :

a. The main idea of the passage is ….

b. What does the passage mainly discuss?

c. The passage is primarily concerned with …

Main purpose questions ask why an author wrote a passage. The answer choices for these questions usually begin with infinitives. Examples :

a. The author’s purpose in writing is to …

b. What is the author’s main purpose in the passage?

c. The main point of this passage is to …

d. Why did the author write the passage?

Sample Answer Choices:

a. To define …..

b. To discuss ….

c. To illustrate …

d. To distinguish between ….. and ..

e. To relate …

f. To propose ..

g. To support the idea that ….

h. To compare …. and …

Don’t answer the initial overview question about a passage until you have answered the other questions. The process of answering the detail questions may give you a clearer idea of the main idea, topic or the purpose of the passage.

The correct answers for main idea, main topic, and main purpose questions correctly summarize the main points of the passage, they must be more general than any of the supporting ideas or details, but not so general that they include ideas outside the scope of the passages.

Distractors for this type of question have one of these characteristics:

1. They are too specific

2. They are too general.

3. They are incorrect according to the passage.

4. They are irrelevant (unrelated) to the main idea of the passage.

If you are not sure of the answer for one of these questions, go back and quickly scan the passage. You can usually infer the main idea, main topic, or main purpose of the entire passage from an understanding of the main ideas of the paragraphs that make up the passage and the relationship between them.


this material is taken from TOEFL 2 by ELI-GMU Jakarta in Cooperation with PAMU 2016 p. 135-142