Learn how to write a covering email to accompany a job application.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

To: recruitment@new-company.com
From: Susan Nelson
Subject: Digital Marketing Executive application

 

Dear Ms Jones,

I'm writing in response to your advertisement for a Digital Marketing Executive. My name is Susan Nelson and I'm a Social Media Marketing Assistant. I have had this job for the past two years and I believe I am the person you need for your new role.

The bulk of my work involves designing and implementing online marketing campaigns across a range of channels. I am very comfortable using analytics to assess campaign success and drive future initiatives. I work with a range of social media platforms and tools for digital marketing.  

I have always worked in the retail industry and am familiar with the seasonal nature of business such as yours and have the skills to push your business forward through creativity and innovation. I would very much like the opportunity to both bring my experience and enthusiasm to this role while continuing to develop professionally and personally.

Following initial research into your company I very much feel we would be a good fit for each other and I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this position with you in person.  

Please find attached my CV.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,


Susan Nelson

Tips

  1. Try to find out the name of the person hiring and address your cover letter to them.
  2. Start with a clear statement about who you are and the role you are applying for.
  3. Then give information about your current work (or studies if you are still a student).
  4. Mention how and why this experience is suited to the new company and role, including any transferable skills (= things you have learned that you will take with you to future jobs).
  5. End with a closing statement that suggests further contact.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

To: recruitment@new-company.com
From: Royce Fu
Subject: Secondment to British application

Dear Colleagues,

I'm writing in response to the secondment program for job vacancy in Britain office. My name is Royce Fu and I'm a Manager in Transaction service. I have 2 years experience in deals with variety industry exposure, before joined deals team, I have had worked in assurance team mainly focus on real estate sector. I believe this job vacancy fits me much well, and I could contribute to both the host office and home office.

The bulk of my work involves FDD and valuation service in M&A activities. I'm experienced in NEV, semiconductor and real estate sector. Based on my proficient skills in DA tools, I do well in the operation analysis to dig out the driver and trend of target business.

Although I'm a new promote manager, I have had several job experience as manager in charge already. Which really benefit my team management skill and client management skills a lot.

During my past 5 year in firm, my rating maintains top performance though department altered in the third years. I believe I could adapt the new environment in Britain and contribute my specialty.

Please find attached my CV.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Royce Fu

Wonderful, now I can write a letter to the company for applying a suit work. Thanks!

Hi
I have a question regarding the reading text. Can we write "Please find my CV attached along with the/this email " instead of "Please find attached my CV "?

Hello Dimpy

'along with the' sounds strange to me, but it sounds OK to me to say 'Please find my CV attached to this email'.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk
Thank you so much for the suggestion.

Nice article, but i already seen it there google

yes, I do.
When I send mail to apply for new jobs, I will write cover letters.

I found this exercise really interesting , with loads of examples in order to learn how to properly cover a letter

It's a good example of cover letter. I think this exercise could help me to write my own.

Be clear and concise.

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