What Is a Letter of Employment/Letter of Intent/Letter of Interest?

Letter of Employment

A letter of employment is a specific type of letter frequently required by banks as proof of your employment. The letter is usually necessary for most operations done by a bank including the opening of the bank account, getting insurance or a mortgage, etc. For any use such type of letter should include:

  • your name and contact details;
  • contact details of the company that request a letter;
  • dates of your employment;
  • your job title;
  • amount of money you get every month.

You may also be asked to provide a letter of employment written by other individuals or institutions, for instance, by your landlord or in the embassy when applying for a visa.

Letter of Intent

A letter of intent for employment is sent along with a resume just like a usual cover letter. Both a letter of intent and a cover letter has one single purpose – demonstrating to the employer your outstanding qualifications and making you a valuable candidate.

However, the main difference is that a letter of intent does not focus on one specific job. This is appropriate when a job candidate sends an inquiry about possible employment and not to a specific job posting.

Letter of intern consists of:

  • your name and contact details;
  • the certain role you are applying for;
  • relevant coursework and skills that can be useful;
  • the explanation why exactly you are a good option;
  • tell about what you will gain from the internship.

Letter of Interest

A letter of interest is another document intended for companies who may consider hiring someone new however they haven’t yet posted a job opening. This letter is used as an attempt to apply for a job. For instance, you can offer to arrange an interview with the employer in case he is interested.

Don’t forget to tailor each of the letters according to their common writing rules. This requires choosing appropriate resume fonts, margins, format etc.