Membedakan fungsi sosial, struktur teks, dan unsur
kebahasaan beberapa teks khusus dalam bentuk surat
lamaran kerja, dengan memberi dan meminta informasi
terkait jati diri dan latar belakang pendidikan/
pengalaman kerja, sesuai dengan konteks
Menangkap makna secara kontekstual terkait fungsi
sosial, struktur teks, dan unsur kebahasaan teks khusus
dalam bentuk surat lamaran kerja yang memberikan
informasi terkait jati diri dan latar belakang pendidikan/
Menyusun teks khusus surat lamaran kerja, yang
memberikan informasi antara lain terkait jati diri dan
latar belakang pendidikan/pengalaman kerja, dengan
memperhatikan fungsi sosial, struktur teks, dan unsur
kebahasaan, secara benar dan sesuai konteks.
Setelah mempelajari Bab 4, siswa diharapkan mampu
melakukan hal-hal sebagai berikut:
Do You Know How
to Apply for a Job?
A. WARMER: BOARDGAME (MINDMAP)
Your teacher will divide the class
into 4 groups and show you how
to play boardgame (mindmap). All
groups will compete to complete the
mindmap on the whiteboard. The
nish the mindmap will be the
winner. Look at the example below.
B. VOCABULARY BUILDER
Discuss with your friend next to
you what job you want to have in
ve minutes to do the
Match the words.
Match the English words on the left with the
Indonesian equivalents on the right. Follow the
C. PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE
1. to appear
2. be enclosed :
3 . qualification :
4. in order to
5 . requirement :
6 . colleagues
7. consideration :
8 . be suited
• termuat di koran
• jenis keterampilan/
yang membuat seseorang
cocok untuk suatu
• to appear
• be suited
• cocok untuk
• in order to
• daftar riwayat hidup/
curriculum vitae (CV)
Listen and repeat after your teacher.
Listen and repeat after your teacher says the words
below. Practice more to perfect your pronunciation.
Jl. A. Yani 389
April 19, 2015
Mr. Frank Peterson, Personnel Manager
Jeans and Co.
Jl. Raya Pandaan 186
Pandaan Pasuruan, Jawa Timur, 98502
Dear Mr. Peterson: (3)
(4) I am writing to you in response to your advertisement for a local
branch manager newspaper
in the Jawa Pos on Sunday,
June 15. As you can see from my
my experience and
match this position's requirements.
(5) My current position, managing the local branch of a national shoe
, has provided the opportunity to work under a high-pressure,
team environment, where it is essential to be able to work closely
with my colleagues
in order to
meet sales deadlines. In addition to my
responsibilities as manager, I also developed time management tools for
staff using Access and Excel from Microsoft's Of
(6) Thank you for your time and consideration. I
opportunity to personally discuss why I am particularly
position. Please call me after 4.00 p.m. to suggest a time we may meet. I
can be reached via telephone number 031-858564 or by email at lilish@
D. READING COMPREHENSION
Read the text carefully.
As you read, try to
gure out the answers to the following
questions. What is the type of the following text? Why do
people write such text? Do you think that someday you will
write a text like that? Do you know the names of the parts of
the text marked by the numbers and the meaning of the words
in italics in the text?
1. To whom is the letter sent?
2. Who wrote the application letter?
3. What is the purpose of writing the letter?
4. What position is being advertised?
5. How did Lilis Handayani know the vacancy?
6. What is Lilis’ current position?
7. What has her current position provided with?
8. What other responsibilities does she have at the moment?
9. Do you think that Lilis is con
dent about her competence? How
do you know?
10. Does Lilis indicate her willingness for an interview? Find the
evidence from the text.
E. VOCABULARY EXERCISES
Complete these sentences.
As you already know the meaning of the (new) words in
vocabulary builder, now use the following words to
ll in the
blanks. Consider the context of the sentences in choosing
the right words.
Answer the questions.
Answer the following questions based on the text.
Let's have some questioning activities.
Do you still have questions? Write down your questions and
take turns asking and answering the questions with your
partner. Compare your answers to your partner’s. Identify
relevant words (data) from the text to support your answers.
If you’re not sure, check the answers with the teachers.
Siti still cannot hide her happiness because her
investigation report about high school students’ eating
habit ____________ on a regional
Butet frequently initiates speaking in English with her
classmates because one
of the ___________ appearing
in job vacancy advertisements in the Internet and
newspapers require English
Students of XII E class made a class pledge stating
their commitment to stop bullying ____________ create
positive classroom atmosphere for every class member.
I support Eva Tuarita to be the new head of our student
association because she
possesses all the __________
to be a good leader for us.
Ratu Tita has written a letter addressed to the principal
of our school asking permission not to attend classes
for 2 days because she and I will join an English speech
competition. ___________ the letter is our completed
application letter to join the event, which is also signed
by our English teacher.
As good ___________, ou
r teachers visited our English
teacher who has been sick for a week. Some of us also
went there together bringing her favorite fruit.
Maya’s calm personality is really ___________ for her
role as one of the school mediators that help con
students to achieve con
Fighting? Never. Although Bejo is a great master in
martial arts, he never takes
ghting into his __________
in dealing with problems.
Don’t forget to attach your ................. in your application
letter and don’t forget to include all of the certi
trainings you have attended.
cation in order to
F. GRAMMAR REVIEW
to this position.
also be reached by email.
3. The application letter
by William Smith.
4. The programmer position
5. Three references
in the application letter.
6. The application letter
three days ago.
7. Several positions
Did you notice that in all the sentences you found
(am, is, are, was, or were)
past participles (V-3)
Those sentences are called
the following examples to see how passive sentences are
formed from active ones.
are being cleaned
the room yesterday
Read the following sentences.
Observe the italicized verbs. Look how the "to be"
changes the verb.
The cleaning service
the rooms at
He couldn’t check in at 12.00 noon
yesterday because the rooms
has been cleaned.
have been cleaned.
will be cleaned.
1. He manages the local branch of a national shoe retailer.
2. The company has advertised the job opportunity in the
3. He developed time management tools for staff.
4. She will enclose her resume in the application letter.
5. Linda is writing an application letter for the position as
Do the exercise.
Change the following active sentences into passive.
G. TEXT STRUCTURE
In passive voices, the subjects
voices are usually used when
the subjects (doers) are
not really important, therefore
they might be erased from
the sentences. In passive
voices, the process is more
important than the doers.
Parts of the Application Letter
Your ad dres s
The address of the company you are writing to. Use complete
title and address; don't abbreviate.
Always make an effort to write directly to the person in
charge of hiring.
Opening paragraph – Use this paragraph to specify which job
you are applying for, or, if you are writing to inquire whether
a job position is open, question the availability of an opening.
Pay attention to the table below.
These are the structures of application letters. Find an
example of an application letter and try to identify its
Which part indicates the address of the job applicant?
Which part indicates the address of the company the letter
is sent to?
Which part indicates the person in charge?
Which part indicates the opening of the letter? What
information is provided?
Which part contains any information that matches the
position? What speci
c information is highlighted?
Which paragraph closes the application letter? What
information is written in this part?
Where do you put your signature?
What do you need to consider in writing an application
Middle paragraph(s)/body – This section should be used to
highlight your work experience which most closely matches
the desired job requirements presented in the job opening
advertisement. Do not simply restate what is contained in
your resume, but give strong reasons why you are suited to
Closing paragraph – Use the closing paragraph to ensure
action on the part of the reader. One possibility is to ask for
an interview appointment time. Make it easy for the personnel
department to contact you by providing your telephone
number and email address.
Always sign the application letter. ("enclosure" indicates that
you are enclosing your resume.)
Read the text carefully.
The following text is another example of an application
letter. Read it carefully. Then, identify parts of the
application letter by referring to the guiding questions below.
January 23, 2014
25 Saint John Court
eld, CA 08065
Dear Mr. Sebastian,
I am writing to apply for the programmer position advertised in the
Times Union. As requested, I am enclosing a completed job
application, my certi
cation, my resume and three references.
The opportunity presented in this listing is very interesting, and
I believe that my strong technical experience and education will make
me a very competitive candidate for this position. The key strengths
that I possess for success in this po
sition include: I have successfully
designed, developed, and supported live use applications. I strive for
continued excellence, and I provide exceptional contributions to
customer service for all customers. With a BS degree in Computer
Programming, I have a full understanding of the full life cycle of
a software development project. I also have experience in learning and
excelling at new technologies as needed.
Please see my resume for additional information on my experience. I can
be reached anytime via email at john.donaldsonemailexample.com or
my cell phone, 909-555-5555.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to
speaking with you about this employment opportunity.
Signature (for hard copy letter)
Apika Plaza, a reputed and well-established showroom, is
seeking to ful
ll job vacancy from quali
ed, motivated, and
If you think you have the con
dence and the capability in you,
then you are more than welcome to apply.
Position: Sales Executive
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar position
ciency in both English and Indonesian
Basic computer skills
Charming personality and good interpersonal skills
Let's work in pairs.
Refer back to the comprehension questions under the
application letter written by Lilis Handayani. Observe
and study the questions carefully. In pairs, make
comprehension questions based on the application letter
written by John Donaldson. Then, compare your questions
to the ones made by other pairs.
Read the text carefully.
Here is a job vacancy appeared in a local newspaper today.
Read the vacancy and consider whether you meet the
cation or not.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Deal and negotiate with customers
Respond to customers’ queries about various
products and services
Interested candidates should send their CV and scanned
photograph to: Apika Plaza Ltd., Jl. A. Yani 25, Sukamakmur
(Attn. Mr. Feliks Diansyah, Manager)
1. Write your address.
2. Write the address of the company your application
letter is sent to.
3. Write down the name of the person in charge.
4. Write down any necessary information in the opening
of the letter.
5. Write down speci
c information to indicate that your
capability matches the position.
6. Write down any necessary information in the closing.
7. Sign your application letter.
Let's apply for a job.
Write an application letter to respond to the above job
vacancy. Use these points about parts of application letters
to help you.
Do the project individually.
Find another example of application letters in the Internet.
Analyze whether you can
nd the parts of application letters
that you have learned. Exchange with friends.
At the end of this chapter, ask yourself the following questions
to know your learning progress.
1. Do you understand the purpose of
an application letter?
2. Do you know what information
appears in an application letter?
3. Do you know how to write an
If your answer is "no" to one of these
questions, see your teacher and
discuss with him/her on how to make
you understand and be able to write
or talk about yourself better.