There are three types of block letter formats which include full block style, modified block style, and indented (Semi-block) style. It is wise to know the difference between these in order to write in a professional manner.
Given below is a brief overview of these types along with samples.
- Content is aligned to the left margin of the page.
- In appearance, it is quite simple. It means that the reader would find it easy to read.
- A typist would also find it easier.
- There is a single line space in the paragraphs.
A sample for Full Block
Dear Mr. ABC,
My friend and your former employee informed me about a job vacancy of Office Manager at ABC Corporation. I have a five-year experience of Administrative Assistant and it would be a great opportunity to work for your company.
As you can see from my resume that I had been taking the different tasks at XYZ Company. I had been involved in the workflow management of the company.
Thank you for considering my application.
- The address of the sender is roughly set at the center of the sheet.
- Date and sign off also have a similar alignment.
Sample Modified Block
Thank you so much for informing me about the vacancy at XYZ company. It would be an honor to work for your company. I am applying for the position of administrative assistant. It would be great to have your reference for the said position.
I am taking additional training courses. There is software training, which would be completed in 10 weeks and it would be a great help at my new job.
I am sending my resume for your reference. Feel free to contact me for any further information.
Indented or Semi-Block Style
- The beginning of the paragraph is indented at five-character spaces. The rest of the paragraph is not indented.
- Sign off and date have a similar alignment.
Sample Indented Style
I hope you are doing great in the new country. I am missing you a lot here. However, I am quite aware of the fact that this opportunity is going to be great for your future. The weather is excellent on your side as well.
I have decided to resign from the current job as I have a great opportunity to apply at XYZ Company. There is a vacancy for the post of administrative assistant and as you know I had been interested in this post since the beginning of my career.
I am fine and my married life is going great.
I am looking forward to seeing you in the summer vacation. Send me a message before coming so that I can make some arrangements. I have planned to have so much fun this summer.
Till next time,