Application for a job: Class 12 NCERT English Grammar

Key Features of NCERT Material for Class  12 English Grammar –  Application for a job

In chapter: Letters to the Editor of Class 12 English  Grammar, you studied how to write a letter to the editor of the newspaper. You also understood some solved examples of it. In this chapter of NCERT class English Grammar: Application for a job, you will learn the structure of job application letters, speculative job applications and some sample application letters.

Quick revision notes

Recruiters may get many applications for a job, so it’s fundamental to ensure that the letter or email you send with your CV/resume makes the right impression. It’s your chance to state why you need the job, and to introduce yourself as a candidate for the post such that it impresses an employer and makes you stand apart as a potential employee. 


Before you start: 

  • Read the advert intently so you can tailor your application to the necessities of the job.
  • Research the company: this will show prospective bosses that you truly are keen on getting the post. 

Writing the letter or email 

General points : 

  • Keep it brief. You don’t have to give a great deal of detail. What you are focusing on is a clear and compact clarification of your appropriateness for the job. 
  • Start your letter or email ‘Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms XXXX’ if you know the individual’s name, or ‘Dear Sir or Madam’ in the event that you don’t have the idea about their name. 
  • Stay away from inappropriate language, for example, slang or jargons
  • Utilize brief, informative sentences and short passages. 
  • Check your spelling, punctuation, and grammar cautiously. A few recruiters dispose of applications that contain such slip-ups. 


The typical request of an application letter or email is: 

  • The post applied for: give the title of the job as a heading, or allude to it in the first sentence of your letter, utilizing the referral if there is one. This will guarantee that your application goes straightforwardly to the right concerned individual. You should likewise make a reference to where you saw the job advert or where you found out about the opportunity. If you found out about it through somebody previously working for the organization, mention their name and position. 
  • Your present situation: in case you’re working, quickly layout your present place of employment. Pickup on job necessities sketched out in the advert and highlight on any of your present abilities or duties that relate to those mentioned. For instance, if the advert expresses that management aptitudes are required, then state quickly what relevant experience you have. In case you’re studying, centre around the important topics or modules of your course. 
  • Your purposes behind needing the job: be clear and positive regarding why you need the job. You may feel that you are prepared for greater difficulties, more duty, or change of course, for instance. Briefly outline the characteristics and abilities that you trust you can bring to the job or company. 
  • Closing paragraph: in the last passage you could state when you’d be accessible to begin work, or propose that the organization remembers your CV/list of qualifications on file in the event that they choose you’re not reasonable for the present place of employment. 
  • Sign: If you are sending a letter instead of an email, make sure to sign it and type your name underneath your signature. 

Sample application for jobs

Here are two instances of introductory letters:

 Sample application for jobs class 12 english

Class 12 grammar application for jobs

Speculative job applications

In the event that you realize that you want to work for a specific organization or company yet, you haven’t seen an advert for a suitable opportunity, you could send a speculative application. This should comprise your CV/list of qualifications, customized to the kind of job you’re keen on, along with a covering letter of application. Keep your letter short and constructive: state why you are especially keen on working for the company being referred to and outline what aptitudes, skills, capabilities, and individual characteristics you bring to the table. 

If possible, address your application letter (or email) to the individual in the company who is accountable for recruiting new staff. You could find this out by calling the company directly or searching its site. In the event that you are applying by letter, as opposed to email, you could encase a stamped address envelope to build your chances of a response. 

Below is the sample for speculative job application

Speculative job applications class 12 english

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