Pengertian, Struktur, dan Contoh Job Application Letter (Surat Lamaran Kerja) dalam Bahasa Inggris

Pengertian, Struktur, dan Contoh Job Application Letter (Surat Lamaran Kerja) dalam Bahasa Inggris

Scholars, what do you do if you need a job? Hal apa saja yang kalian butuhkan? Mencari lowongan pekerjaan dari berbagai poster-poster penawaran kerja, informasi lowongan kerja, gitu kan? Nah, jika kalian ingin menempati posisi tersebut, surat apa yang kalian butuhkan? So pasti ‘Surat Lamaran Kerja’ eits bukan melamar doi loh! Well, yuk cek this out hal-hal apa saja yang terdapat dalam surat ini!

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A. Pengertian Job Application Letter

Job application letter berarti surat lamaran kerja yang dikirim pelamar kerja kepada perusahaan/tempat kerja yang membutuhkan lowongan tersebut. Tujuan menulis job application letter adalah untuk mendapatkan kesempatan interview. Maka dari itu, untuk mendapatkan panggilan interview, perhatikan hal-hal yang diperlukan dalam menulis surat lamaran kerja.

Cara menulis surat lamaran kerja yakni: Harus ditulis dengan baik untuk menarik perhatian dan minat HRD atau orang yang berwenang agar merekomendasikan kamu. Jelaskan kenapa kamu memenuhi syarat dari posisi tersebut dan berhak dipilih untuk mengikuti wawancara. Sorot keahlian, pengalaman, serta kemampuan sesuai kriteria yang dibutuhkan. Gunakan font formal seperti Times New Rowman, Arial, atau Calibri dengan ukuran 12 poin. Perlu diingat, surat lamaran kerja tidak boleh lebih dari 1 halaman.

B. Struktur Job Application Letter

Berikut sruktur pembuatan surat lamaran kerja (job application letter):

  1. Your Name, E-Mail, and Address
  2. Date
  3. The Hiring Manager
    (Nama perusahaan yang dilamar, alamat, dan e-mail).
  4. Salutation
  5. Opening Paragraph
    (Paragraf pembuka yang menyebutkan posisi apa dan dimana kamu mendapat informasi pekerjaan tersebut).
  6. Body Paragraph
    (Isi paragraf yang menjelaskan bagaimana kamu dapat mengisi posisi yang dibutuhkan. Dalam body paragraph, seorang pelamar kerja dapat menuliskan hal-hal secara detail, namun tetap relevan dengan pengalaman dan pencapaianmu).
  7. Closing Paragraph
    (Paragraf penutup yang berisi ucapan terima kasih, penawaran, serta ajakan agar pihak yang berwenang dapat memberi informasi lebih lanjut).
  8. Complimentary Close
  9. Signature

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C. Contoh Job Application Letter

Berikut adalah contoh surat lamaran kerja (job application letter):

Contoh 1

Elizabeth Johnson
12 Jones Street
Portland, Maine 04101

August 11, 2020

Mark Smith
Human Resources Manager
Veggies to Go
238 Main Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Dear Mr. Smith,

I was so excited when my former coworker, Jay Lopez, told me about your opening for an administrative assistant in your Portland offices. A long-time Veggies to Go customer and an experienced admin, I would love to help the company achieve its mission of making healthy produce as available as takeout.

I’ve worked for small companies for my entire career, and I relish the opportunity to wear many hats and work with the team to succeed. In my latest role as an administrative assistant at Beauty Corp, I saved my employer thousands of dollars in temp workers by implementing a self-scheduling system for the customer service reps that cut down on canceled shifts. I also learned web design, time sheet coding, and perfected my Excel skills.

I’ve attached my resume for your consideration and hope to speak with you soon about your needs for the role.

Best Regards,

Elizabeth Johnson

Contoh 2

Lee Jimenez
483 Apple Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 555-8965

September 15, 2019

Sarah Jenkins
Rogers Consulting
901 Main Street
New York, NY 10001

Dear Ms. Jenkins,

I am reaching out to you regarding the posting for the human resources consultant position I found on I have a great interest in this position and would appreciate your consideration as a candidate for the role.

In my previous experience, I worked in human resources departments to provide support across several different industries. I have worked in my current role as a human resources generalist for the past four years. Prior to this job, I worked as a human resources assistant for two years, which shows my ability to advance in my career.

I have a strong passion for helping others, which is why I have found such fulfillment in human resources, providing support to my fellow employees and assisting them in ways that benefit them both personally and professionally. I also enjoy looking for solutions to common HR problems, which I feel would be a great asset in the position with your company. Since this consultant position works directly with multiple clients, assisting them in their human resources needs, I believe my innovative nature and strong skill set will help me succeed.

I have strong communication skills, which are vital to success in the HR field. I also have a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Arizona State University. Throughout my education, I worked with skilled human resources professionals who have shared their insights and experience with me. Some of my strongest skills include my ability to increase employee retention through the improvement of company culture and to develop training and education programs to ensure all employees have access to the information they need to succeed and comply with legal requirements.

I appreciate your time in reviewing this letter and hope to hear from you in regard to the next steps in the hiring process. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Lee Jimenez

Contoh 3

Subject: Assistant Communications Director – Joseph Q. Applicant

Dear Hiring Manager:

Reading your September1st job posting on Craigslist for an Assistant Communications Director piqued my interest. Your description of the work responsibilities incumbent upon the next Assistant Director closely match my experience, and so I am excited to submit my resume to you for your consideration.

In my position as an Assistant Communications Director for ABC Company, I wrote articles for the company website, managed the editing and posting of contributing articles, managed their social media presence, and wrote and sent out a weekly email newsletter to subscribers. I also implemented an automated email tool that grew the company’s subscriber base by 40% within six months.

While Assistant Communications Director for Assemblyperson Janet Brown, I researched, drafted, and amended legislation, wrote press releases, and was responsible for office communications and correspondence.

My resume is attached. If I can provide you with any further information on my background and qualifications, please let me know.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration.


Joseph Q. Applicant

Note: Cara menulis surat secara hard file dan soft file (seperti mengirim melalui e-mail) cukup berbeda pada bagian subject, nama, nomor, dan e-mail penulis.

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