How To Write A Job Application Letter In Cameroon (Example)

A job application letter in Cameroon is the most integral part of a job application. You use this to show the employer that you are uniquely qualified for the vacancy or position you are applying for.

Therefore, a well-written job application letter is paramount to you getting shortlisted for an interview.

However, most people overlook this necessary procedure and make mistakes that cost them employment or job opportunities.

How To Write A Job Application Letter For Employment In Cameroon

Here are some mandatory tips on how to write a successful and perfect job application letter in Cameroon:

  1. Tailor-make the job application letter
  2. Give a relevant experience.
  3. Address the recipient
  4. Make it short

1. Tailor-make the Job Application letter

Most people think they can use the same generic or sample cover letter to apply for all the jobs. This is not true as every position is different. Hence, such a cover letter should also be other.

2. Give relevant experience.

For example, when applying for a Finance position, it is vital that whatever experience you put in the job application letter be related to finance. 

There is no point in giving your sales experience unless the job description asks explicitly for someone with sales experience.

Giving irrelevant experience takes up space and does not show that you are best suited for the position.

3. Address the recipient

When drafting your job application letter, you must address it to the one who will receive it by their last name.

Make sure you find out who will get your job application letter and use their name in the salutation instead of dear sir/madam. This will show that you took the time to research and are genuinely interested in the position.

4. Make it short

There is no point in having a job application letter that is 2 pages long. The hiring managers do not have time to read through all this, so your application will be thrown out.

The trick is to keep it short and cover the essential parts.

Sample Job Application Letter In Cameroon (Example)

Here is a sample Job Application Letter for a Finance Position.

Melvin Dream

P.O Box 7557- 00200


November 2020

The Human Resources Manager

ABC Company

P.O. Box 5577-00200


Dear Mrs. Cheng,

RE: Application For A Finance Position

I am writing this application for the Finance position mentioned above. As advertised, I possess financial management experience and am pursuing a Business Management, Finance Option degree.

Currently, I am in charge of Financial Management with ABC company, where I manage accounting books.

Additionally, I have served as an Accountant with JTH Ltd Clearing and Forwarding Company, where I was in charge of accurately updating the cash book and preparing bank and general ledger reconciliations, filling finance-related documents and accounting records to ensure easy tracking and checking petty cash vouchers for proper authorization and acknowledgment of cash by recipients and providing good posting for the same.

Over and above, my approach to my work goes beyond my job description, as I am always looking for ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs. I am well-versed in leading teams and have significant expertise in training and mentoring junior staff members.

I look forward to playing a vital role in financial decision-making and adding significant value to your company. I am also looking forward to joining your organization and contributing to its financial stability and development, thereby assisting in the organization's financial growth within the market.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours Sincerely,


Melvin Dream

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