Dear Mr. Carl,
I am writing to apply for the Language Interpreter with ABC Translation. I am a speak read and write Spanish with native fluency and have worked as a language interpreter in a variety of settings for over 12 years. In my current position as an independent freelance language interpreter I primarily utilize active listening skills to translate the verbal word from one language to another.
I also translate written documents. I have a solid knowledge of various dialects across Spanish speaking regions and cultures so I am capable of providing accurate information in all settings. I strive to ensure effective and efficient communication across languages. I have provided my skills as a language interpreter to diplomats and business people. My interpersonal skills and keen ear would make me an asset to your firm.
My years of experience stellar work ethic and expert translation skills position me as an ideal candidate for a Language Interpreter with ABC Translation. If you agree that I have potential I look forward to meeting with you to discuss my qualifications further. Please do not hesitate to reach out through phone or email and I thank you for your consideration.
14 Rainbow Rd
Benetton NSW 2344
T: (02) 0000 1122
M: 4000 000 111
4 July 2012
One World Migration Services
14 Bridge St
Sydney NSW 2000
Re: Translator position
Dear Ms Chan
I am writing to apply for the position of translator as advertised recently on SEEK.com.au.
I am a qualified translator/interpreter with a Bachelor of Chinese Language and Business Studies and Professional Translator accreditation with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters. As a recent graduate, I am now seeking an opportunity to use my Chinese language skills within a professional business context, in a role that utilises my excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
For the past two years and during my university studies I have worked for a local Chinese community TV station, providing subtitling and translation services. I have also provided Chinese/English tutoring services to both international business professionals and students studying the Chinese language.
I am completely fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, and received high distinction in all my language courses. I am also an extremely hard-working, responsible and mature worker, who enjoys working in a team as well as autonomously. I really enjoy communicating with others, which is why I think I would be ideally suited to this role.
I would love the opportunity to make a contribution to your team, helping migrants to join Australia’s diverse national community. My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.