Professional Business Letter Templates, Cover Letters, CVs & Resumes

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Writing that perfect business letter is very important in the business world and Business Letter Formats is one destination which will help you master the art of writing professional business letters. This website is designed to help you learn how to write a business letter and gives you free business letter samples and templates. That's not all, we will also help you build your Resumes and Curriculum Vitae and provide you with Cover Letter templates to land you the job you deserve.

Formal Business Communication is the backbone of a successful career in the corporate world. Business communication is mostly in the written format which also helps the purpose of documentation and proofs. An average person writes approximately four to five business letters in a single day, yet most people find it very difficult to draft their business letters. The written form of communication being a permanent irreversible format, makes it all the more necessary for you to get your business letters right the first time. 

Don’t worry! Business Letter Format is designed to help you write those perfect professional business letters, application letters, CVs & resumes and cover letters, letter of recommendation and many more.

Business Letter Format
Business Letters not only serve the purpose of formal business communication but also give the reader an insight into the personality and the professional acumen of the writer. To write a good business letter one needs to have an excellent command over the English language, understanding of the business context in which the letter is to be written and also the tact for getting the correct message across to the recipient in its intended form.   

If you want to learn the art of writing impressive professional business letters this site has a dedicated section just to help you acquire the right skills to perfect written business communication. Browse through the various business letter formats and business letter templates to understand the 7 Cs of Effective Business Communication. There is always a different format for a business to business type of letter and a business to client type of letter and methods of planning, drafting and proofreading the letters.

However, if you are in a rush and simply need to write that all important business letter or prepare your CV or Resume, write a cover letter to support your job application or may be simply drop in your resignation letter, we have custom made business letter format, resume format, cover letter format, CV format and resignation letters for you.

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Browse through this site for a variety of free Business Letter Format, Business Letter Template, Cover Letter Format, Resume Formats and free Resume Templates. We have tried to prepare ready-made samples for various occasions. We are in the constant endeavor to help our readers develop the necessary skills to write professional business letters and provide you with the required templates and samples to assist you in your pursuit.

We welcome you all to this journey!

Friday, 16 April 2021

Business Letter Format - Types of Business Letters

The Business Letter is a writing message for a specific purpose: to sell, buy, thank claim, charge, etc. One comes across various types of business letters written for specific purposes. It is very important to know how to write such business letters as the business letter formats for each of them vary and most professional business letters can be categorized broadly into three main types based on their usage. These categories of business letters are as follows.

The Client to Business Letter Format

This form of business letter is written by clients, employees, job seekers or simply a junior authority within or outside the organisation and is addressed to a superior requesting action on any matter of personal or company interest. The tone of a client to business type letter is formal and assertive at the same time. Many a time’s job seekers have only this one opportunity to present themselves and impress their potential employer or on the other hand announce their intention to move on. Examples of this type of Business Letter include Application Letters, Statement of Purpose, Resumes, Cover Letters, Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Reference, etc. These types of business letters also include resignation letter and last day thank you mails. The format of Business Letters of this type can be found here.

The Business to Business Letter Format

Types of Business Letter Formats
Business to business type of letters are written for company to company communication and are more formally drafted than others and sometimes may be drafted ay an attorney on behalf of the company. These letters are written to make a sale, invite bidders, ask for critical information, to express interest in some of the companies work, request quotation, or simply terminate an agreement. Such letters are often written by Managers of senior executives of companies and require considerable deliberation and preparation for writing a business letter. The formats for such business letters can be found here.

The Business to Client Letter Format

An Example of Business to Client letter would be anything from an appointment letter confirming the appointment of the client or the new recruit, a recommendation letter from your university, Letter of Appreciation from the benevolent boss, a thank you letter written to a business team member or an associate, acknowledgment letter or letter of recognition for one’s contribution to the team. Such business letters are somewhat less formal and intended to please the client. However a really harsh termination letter or a critically drafted scrutiny letter or memo can also come under this type. Get more Business letter templates of this type here.

This site has made a sincere effort at providing you with all the information needed for you to write your business letters with style. Read more about the most commonly used Block format of writing business letters and check out the ready-made Business LetterTemplates on this site.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Application for a Sabbatical Leave

A Sabbatical leave is a temporary break from employment where you continue to be an employee of the organization but are moved out of the payroll. Many organization provide its employers an option to take a sabbatical leave for a duration ranging from anywhere between 2 weeks to a year. During this period you are not entitled to any benefits or compensation and nor can you represent your organization in any capacity. The period of sabbatical does not add up to your experience.

Many professionals these days apply for a sabbatical leave to pursue an entrepreneurial venture, explore a hobby, travel or work for a social cause. You will have to simply put in your Application or a sabbatical leave in accordance with your organization’s policies. In India Teach of India is one such social initiative inviting young people to dedicate a year to educating children.

Following is a sample application letter for sabbatical leave to pursue a social cause.

Sample Sabbatical Leave Application Letter

Adityan Kannan
89 Mangesh Street,
Tamil Nadu
Radhesham Tiwari
MLL Financial Corporation
Date: 02 December, 2015

Subject: Application for sabbatical leave

Dear Mr. Williams,

I am writing this letter to request a one month sabbatical leave, beginning from 09 January 2016. My date of return will be 10 February 2017. As per my employment contract, I am giving one month prior notice and will do my best for smooth handover of my ongoing project.

I am looking forward to use this time to work with social entrepreneurs at Aastha NGO network to apply my skills and knowledge for social service by enrolling into “Teach India” program. The program is aimed at teaching poor children. I am also looking forward to return with renewed inspiration and energy.
Thank you for your support. Please do not hesitate contact me if you require further information.
Hope to see you all soon!

Warm Regards!

Adityan Kannan

Business Analyst

Also check out how to apply for a Maternity Leave.  

University Application Letter Format

An Admission to that Ivy League University can change your entire life for good and every year thousands of students give a shot at securing admission into the institute of their dreams. Whether you get your letter of admission or not depends largely on your University Application Letter. An Application Letter for admission to an University must contain your academic qualifications, your background, work experience if you have any and most importantly your passion that drives you and what impact would you have on the society after passing out of the institution.

These days universities looks very keenly at the ethical and moral stands you are likely to take and affiliation to any social cause helps make that impact. Take a look at the below application letter written to the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.   

Sample University Application Format
Uday Chopra
Gurudwara Rd
South Extension I
New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Program Director
Masters in Business Administration
ISB Hyderabad, India
02 April, 2015

Subject: Application Letter for admission in university

Dear Sir,

I am applying for the “Master of Business Administration” program at ISB Hyderabad starting in September 2015. My career ambition is to become a successful operations manager.

In High School, I studied Math, Physics, chemistry and Computer Science as major subjects. I completed my B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Amity University in April 2011 with an average score of 92 percent. I scored the highest average score in our department. Then I joined DLF as Project Engineer, where I work currently.

As my first exposure to Management studies, I took the course "Principles of Management" (P.O.M.) in my studies. I was especially surprised that despite having mastered technology, technology-wizards faltered at business and ran into bankruptcy. After attending your Open Day, I became acquainted with the fascinating study of Management. I want to study at your university and focus on Management studies since it gives me an opportunity to combine my technical knowledge and skills with the guidelines of management to become a superior leader.

Complementing my strong academic performance are my advanced skills in communication. In several of the projects during my job, I was responsible for building and leading our project team. As the team leader, I was responsible for not only my performance, but also the output of the workmen and supervisors under me.

I want to study at ISB because of your outstanding educational system, focus on gathering relevant work experience, and your excellent facilities. From speaking with students and professors from your university and other universities, I am confident of my decision. With many distinguished Industry Managers as professors, I know that I will gain expert knowledge at the forefront of Management.

Given my past history of commitment to excellence, I am confident that I will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm to your program. I am sure to exceed your expectations, because of both my academic and interpersonal skills as well as the experience gained from my internship. I will enrich the program by enabling fellow students and professors to benefit from my ambitious and open nature. 

Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to your acceptance. 

Sincerely yours,
Uday Chopra

You will have to attach a letter of recommendation from a professor or your employer to support your application and keep your transcripts and certificates ready, you will need them soon. A lot of students these days avail the services of an admission councilor to pick and chose their universities and prepare for interviews. If you have availed such services, tell us about them using the comments section below.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Job Application Letter Sample – Job of Administrative Assistant

Whether you are applying for your dream job, making the next big career move or just applying for a fresh job just out of college, a job application letter will be your first communication and the first step in impressing your recruiter. A typical job application will have three main parts – your job application letter, your resume or a CV and a short cover letter describing your profile and suitability for the position.

A professional job application letter is basically a persuasive letter which should convince the interviewer to give you an interview. So it should also contain a very brief description about your qualification or experience which will make you a good candidate for the role.

Following is a sample application letter for a job of an administrative assistant, you can you this as a template to fill in details relevant to your purpose.

M.K. Andrew
1604, Bedford-Stuyvesant

H.M. Donald
MLL Engineering Corporation
44-06 48th Ave
Queens, NY 11377
26 September, 2015                                                            

Subject: Application Letter for administrative assistant

Dear Mr. Donald,

I am writing to apply for the Administrative Assistant position advertised in The New York Times dated 10th December, 2015. As requested, I am enclosing a job application, my certification, my resume, and three references. The opportunity presented is very interesting, and I believe that my experience and education will make me a very competitive candidate for this position.

I have been working as Administrative Assistant at Drake and Luby’s Incorporation for three years. I support three engineers plus the head of the department. I'm an expert level Excel and MS Project user. I prepare project plans, status reports, identify areas that are behind schedule. I also assist as necessary with scanning engineering drawings, the filing and proper coding of originals.

Thank you for your consideration.


M.K. Andrew

Job applications are tricky so you should give a considerable time to write a good one. Also check out the Top 10 Must Haves on your Resume and Cover Letter.

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Sample Membership Application Letter Format for Club, Library or Gym Membership

Often membership into many reputed social clubs, libraries or health and fitness gymnasiums is strictly on invitation and recommendation only. You may be asked to write a formal application letter to request membership to such clubs or libraries. While writing a membership application letter you have to mention your credentials and the nature of your relationship with the invitee or the person who recommended you for a membership while subtly express your desire to be a part of the club.

Following is a sample club membership application letter which you can modify for library memberships, privilege banking account memberships, an application to open an account with a brokerage firm or for any practical purposes as you may like.

Tony Robinson
Mission District
San Francisco, CA, USA

Jacob Willams
MLL Club and Resorts            
16, Pacific Heights,
San Francisco, CA, USA                                                                                               Date: 02 July, 2015                                                            

Subject: Application Letter Format for Club Membership

Dear Mr. Williams,

I am writing this letter to request you for a membership in your club. I visited your club with my friend Mr. Henry Anderson who has been a member of your club for last three years. I was impressed with the ambiance, cleanliness and the facilities you provide. It was amazing to see the participation and by the end of the day I had made friends with many of the members.

I was previously a member of your club’s branch in Miami and was an active participant in many activities. I request you to accept my request for membership to your club and involve me in your club's social activities.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Warm Regards!

Tony Robinson

Some clubs may ask for a recommendation from an active member or a committee member. Do check out how your recommendation letters should look like here. Also don't forget to check out other business letter samples we have ready for you.


It is no secret that a sure shot way to get an interview for that much coveted dream job is a strong resume. If one cannot nail the resume, whose sole purpose is to get you an interview, the said dream job is almost impossible to get!  And thus I am sure many of you have wondered, as have I, about what it is that one definitely needs to have on their resumes to ensure a solid chance at an interview. As we all know, when it comes to anything related to careers or jobs, there is never enough advice and people are ever ready to get tips and tricks to help get that dream job. While the internet is full of a billion advice for you to nail the resume, here I am with just five simple pointers for an efficient resume.

1.    Keep it Easy on the eyes
In a job market where there are so many applicants for one job vacancy, it is extremely critical that your resume is read and a resume that is difficult to read almost always remains unread. Thus it is extremely important that a resume is easy on the eyes. Here are a few tips to make sure your resume is easy to read.
  • Your resume should have an easy-to-read font and a font size between 10 and 12 pt
  • While there is no page limit for resumes these days, it is best if you avoid too many long paragraphs and make bullet points – too much text tends to leave the reader dazed
  • There should be ample space between sections to demarcate them
  • Use underlining and bold formatting of words and phrases to let the reader know what you want them to read
It is generally advised to use a block format for writing most applications.

5 things to do make your resume awesome
 2.    Make sure it is relevant 
An efficient resume is one that can clearly communicate the position towards which it is targeted. Lack of focus in a resume results in the hiring manager not seeing the connection between your skills and qualifications and the requirement of the job. Thus a resume that has focus with clear indication of the experiences and accomplishments relevant to the position is a powerful one. 
It is advisable to remove anything that is not in line with one’s career goals or job requirement. Its best to support your resume with a targeted cover letter. Click here to find relevant cover letters for your application.

3.    Use the right keywords
Be it manually by hiring managers or through online applicant tracking software, resumes are often scanned quickly to select good, relevant resumes from a pile of many! So it’s always advisable to have a resume that is keyword rich. Keywords are small words which communicate important information about your resume. They help in ensuring your resume reflects both – skills required for the position and the skill you possess. Keywords are the best the way to ensure you survive the scanning process.

4.    Select the Best Resume Format
A resume has a lot of information and so it is important that all this information is laid out in a way where experiences and skills relevant to the position are noticed first. Typically a hiring manager scans the resume for 8 to 10 seconds and so it is advisable to prioritize and highlight relevant skills and experience so that they can see that your accomplishments support the job requirements. It is also a good idea to start bullet points describing your accomplishments by describing the result achieved followed by how.

5.    Seek other’s Opinions
Make an awesome resume by seeking expert advice
Last but not the least, always get a second or third (preferably professional) opinion about the resume. Other opinions are often unbiased and can point out issues in the resume that would otherwise go unnoticed by you. Professional opinions are the best since they know exactly what hiring managers look for in a resume and give direction and tips to make sure your resume gives you the maximum possible benefits and bags you that interview!
I hope that helped. Stay tuned to this spot for more tips and tricks for an awesome resume! 

Apart from this what you write in your email or application letter to the HR enclosing your resume also makes a huge impact. We have loaded this website with lots of relevant content to help you job applications. And if you want to share something go ahead use the comment section below to help fellow job seekers.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

How to Write a Cover Letter - 6 Tips for Writing a Strong Cover Letter

A cover letter is a short, conversational document the purpose of which is- narrating your resume in your own words, highlighting relevant skill set and contextualizing it for a specific job. It is that piece of information that can make you stand out from the crowd while applying for a job.
So how do you make sure that your cover letter makes an impression and that you are able to write something meaningful in few well-worded sentences?

Here are a few pointers on how to write a good cover letter:

1.    Have a strong opening: Don’t go for a generic opening statement- ‘I am applying for a certain job I saw in certain place.’ Start with something more impactful, something that showcases what excites you about this job and why you are the right candidate and best fit for this particular job. Chances are the hiring manager or recruiter is reading a stack of such, so you want to catch their attention.

2.    Do your research first: Before you start writing find out more about the job you want or the one you are applying for and the company as well. Things you could look for are what the company does, who are the competitors, its position in market, challenges the company is facing. This not only demonstrates your interest in company and the role but also gives you knowledge to tailor your cover letter.

3. Addressing your cover letter: Always address your letter to someone directly. If you're unsure of the right contact, search for the right person on social media/internet and don't be afraid to call the company to ask for a name.

4.  Letter format and presentation: Don’t exceed one page of text. Keep the format that of a standard business letter irrespective of whether you’re sending it as an attachment or in the body of the mail. Use a standard font like Arial or Times New Roman. Go through the letter multiple times and check for spelling mistakes or grammatical errors before hitting the send button.

5.  Emphasize your personal value: Recruiting managers are looking for people who can help them solve problems. Include why you would be an asset to the company, the unique things you have to offer and how they would benefit from having you on their team You can talk about how your how your experience or worldview will help you at the job, perhaps explain how you solved a similar problem in the past or share a relevant accomplishment.

6.  Show enthusiasm: Enthusiasm is essential as it conveys personality. Make it clear why you want the position as a lot of people today possess required skills. Hence the employers want someone who truly is interested in the job.

Your cover letter's often the very first impression a hiring manager, recruiter or HR professional has of you -- make sure it's the best it can possibly be.

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