How to write a formal letter:
Your address goes in the top right corner.
Under your address you write the date. Write the date like this: January 10, 2009.
The name and address to the person you are writing to. If you don’t have a name, you should try to address the letter to some form of title. Eg. The manager.
The salutation of the letter. How to write it often depends on if you know the recipants name. If so, you write Dear Mrs Teller. If you don’t know the name, write Dear Sir/Madam. If you don’t know the maritial status of the woman, write Ms.
After the salutation you put the subject of the letter directly under. This is usually in bold or underlined. The reason is to give the reader a heads up on what the letter is going to be about.
Next comes the content. It should be as precise and short as possible. The letter should even be divided in to short and clear paragraphs.
Depending on how you started the email (how you addressed you recipant) you can end your letter i two different ways. You would normally write Yours sincerely if you have started the
letter with the name of the person, or Yours faithfully if you have started with
something like Dear Sir.
12, Kenmore Road
1st December 2001
Mr G. Sands
Dear Mr Sands,
Re: Fitness Instructor FF/32
I am writing to apply for the job of Fitness Instructor, as advertised in Thursday's Courant. This is an ideal job for me given my enthusiasm for sport, my related experience and qualifications.
Sport and fitness training have always been important to me, which is why I chose to take a BTEC Diploma in Sports Science. I obtained distinctions in the Sports Anatomy & Physiology and Sports Injuries modules last year and am confident that I will get similar marks in Exercise Physiology, Mechanics of Sport and Sports Supervision & Management this year. I am a...
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