SECRETARY TO MANAGING DIRECTOR
I was interested to see your advertisement in today’s Daily Telegraph and would like to be considered for this post.
I am presently working as Office Assistant at a publishing firm and have a wide range of responsibilities. This sometimes includes attending and taking minutes of meetings and interviews, dealing with callers and correspondence in my employee’s absence.
The kind of work in which your company is engaged particularly interests me, and I would welcome the opportunity it would afford to use my I.T abilities which are not utilised in my present post.
A copy of my curriculum vitae is enclosed with copies of previous testimonies.
I hope to hear from you soon and to be given the opportunity to present myself at an interview.
Mariam Yusuf (Miss)
SAMPLE TWO: LETTER OF APOLOGY TO A CUSTOMER
Dear Miss Grace
Thank you for your letter of 12 June regarding the poor service you received when you visited our store recently.
The incident was most unlike our usual high standards of service and courtesy. The member of staff who was rude to you has been reprimanded; he also expresses his regret.
I am enclosing a gift voucher for ₦2,000 which you might use at any of our stores. If I can be of any further assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me.
With my apologies once again
SAMPLE THREE: Letter of condolences: to a business associate
Dear Mrs Williams
We were distressed to read in The Times this morning that your chairman has died and I am writing at once to express our deep sympathy.
I had the privilege of knowing Sir James for many years and always regarded him as a personal friend. By his untimely passing our industry has lost one of its best leaders. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Please convey our sympathy to the family.