I am writing to apply for the position of Marketing Manager in your Tokyo office, as advertised in last week’s Independent newspaper on 9th October. As outlined in my curriculum vitae, which I have enclose, I attend Riverside Secondary School I Gloucester where I completed my GCSE and ‘A’ level studies. In 1987 I graduated from the University of Wales with BSc in Business Studies. After graduation I moved to Tokyo where I trained as a market researcher for the Yen Company for two years. On my return to England, I continued working as a market researcher until 1993 when I obtained my present position. I am currently employed as Assistant Managing Director at Melton Enterprises, where my duties include the organization of staff and stock, as well as the allocation of budget within the Sales Department.
I am also responsible for overseeing the whole business, and I am generally noted for my good organizational and managerial skills. I believe that I would be an ideal candidate for the position you have outlined, as I have had an extensive marketing training with a well known Japanese marketing and public relations firm. My time spent living in Tokyo also ensured that I obtained a valuable insight into Japanese culture and working practices. I also have a number of good business contacts in Tokyo, as well as basic understanding of the Japanese language, which is necessary if one is to be able to work effectively. Finally, I am willing to be relocated at a short notice, which I understand to be a requirement of this position. I enclose my curriculum vitae and a photography as requested, and I would be happy to supply you with further details should they be required. I thank you for considering my application and I am willing to attend an interview at any time.