In reply to your advertisement in today's newspaper I beg to offer my services as secretary with your firm.
I am 30 years of age, and have had five years' experience in the line of secretary. Graduating from (the name of the) University in July 1980, I served with James & Co. as secretary until last month. Besides I am skilled in almost all kinds of office machine. So I feel confident of my ability to fill a position such as you announce as vacant and give entire satisfaction in the discharge of my duties.
Trusting you will give my application kind consideration and hoping to hear favorably from you at your convenience.
On my graduation form college this fall, I am desirous of securing a position that will offer me opportunity in the field of import and export trading. Knowing something of the scope and enterprise of your huge export department, I thought perhaps you would keep me in mind for a possible opening.
I am strong and alert, and shall be twenty years of age in July next year. At present I am a student in the college of _____ but I shall graduate from the college this coming July, finishing the requirements in three years. I have had no business experience, but my college record has been good. A copy of my antecedents is enclosed for your reference.
Dr. B.Chao, President of the college of _____ will be glad to tell you more about my character and ability, I shall be glad to call at any time for an interview.
Very truly yours,