Temporary Employment

Letter #1:
I am responding to your advertisement for babysitters and au pairs that appeared in my local newspaper last Tuesday. I have always wanted to visit a foreign country and would love to have the experience of living in the Australia 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.

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 Silicon Valley.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from Mentone University, where I attended a hands-on field school in the summer of 2011. I have also been employed by the state of New York the past two summers as a general surveyor. I am currently a paid intern in the office of Dr. Philip Morris, the State Historic Preservation Officer for Texas.

Please find enclosed a copy of my resume and a letter of recommendation from Dr. Dre.

Letter #3:
I am very interested in any information you could provide me on temporary employment with your company during the period of May to November. 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.