An email cover letter

An email cover letter

Learn how to write a cover letter or email to respond to a job advert.

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


Reading text

From: Laura Mazzanti
To: David Kelly, HR Manager
Subject: Application for sales manager position

Dear Mr Kelly,

I am writing in response to the job advertisement on the ABC Jobs website for the position of sales manager.

I have five years of experience in sales. For the last three years, I have worked as a team leader, managing a team of 20 sales assistants in a large store. I have experience in hiring, training and managing staff. I have good communication skills and I can speak Italian, Spanish and English.

I have attached my CV with more information about my background and qualifications.  

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Laura Mazzanti


  1. Be specific in the subject line and say what job you are applying for.
  2. Start your email with Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms + person's surname.
  3. Say where you saw the advertisement.
  4. Say which job you're applying for. You can use the sentence I'm writing in response to the job advertisement for the position of … .
  5. Write a short paragraph to say why you're suitable for the job. Mention your education, qualifications, work experience or skills.
  6. Attach a CV (also known as a résumé in the USA) with more information about your qualifications and background.
  7. End by saying I look forward to hearing from you soon or I hope to hear from you soon.
  8. Sign off with Best regards or Best wishes.

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Average: 4.1 (7 votes)

Submitted by Nanami Tsuchiya on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 04:13

I have a year of experience as part-time job worker in Japanese restaurant. I learned about social and communication in job. There is opportunity that communicate and encounter with various people. I through this I get good communication skill. I have a qualification is English practical examination second grade. I have studied abrod twice. First, I went to America for two weeks and studied at local high school with local student. Second, I went to New Zealand for two weeks and I studied English with Japanese friend. I was tought by local teacher. I through those experiences, I improve my English skill.

Submitted by Takaya on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 02:38

Dear I saw the job advertisement for your company on the website, and I was interested in your company before, so I applied for this time. I have 4 years of sales experience. For the last two years, I worked as a team leader, directing a sales team of 20 people in a large store. Rather than waiting for work to be done, I was willing to take action and find what needed. Therefore, I have a responsibility issue for my work. I have experience in staff training and instruction. Since I have been in the hospitality business, I have a high level of communication ability and can respond to customer requests in any situation. Also, I was able to speak English because I went to college to learn a language. I am also able to do business from abroad because I a able to speak business English as well as study abroad experience. I have attached a resume with detailed information about my background and qualifications. I look forward to your use. Thanking you in advance.

Submitted by Hibiki Sato on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 09:44

I would include in my resume or CV about what I have done as a part-time job. I have two reasons. First, by writing it, I can easily tell the interviewer what kind of experience I have and how I will contribute to society in the future. Especially for part-time jobs, it is necessary to write in detail. Finally, part- time job is a good way to teach students how to work, and it is an important experience. It is also a valuable opportunity to treat students as people in society. These cannot be experienced just by living a normal student life. However, most students have a part-time job, so it is necessary to discuss in detail what they learned there during the interview. Because of these things,I can clearly write what I learned through them and how I can make use of them.

Submitted by GDumlao0823 on Wed, 10/06/2020 - 05:18

I will include in my resume my work experiences and my relevant skills. And also i will include my qualifications and background. I will write my objective why i am applying for the job. I will include in the attachment my certificates in seminars that i have been through. I will write also my education background.

Submitted by mouna99 on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 15:02

I will include, my qualifications, and diploma also language I can speak, certifications

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 23:02

profile, contact details, experience, education, skills and hobbies.

Submitted by Reza 2020 on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 14:26

Dear Mr. Smith I am writing to response of your job advertisement at your website for the position of secretary office. I have a bachelor's degree in international relationship and also worked as a secretary office at ABC company. I have good experience at working to international organization. Beside of English I can speak Arabic and French fluently. I have attached my CV for more information and qualification to my skills. Best Regards Reza

Submitted by Mohamed Kargbo on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 13:55

My CV would includes: My personal informational School background Working Experience Personal development Skills Hobbies and Referees.

Submitted by ademyonet on Sat, 18/04/2020 - 10:22

In a CV it must be belows: - Name surname - applicated for job position - Dear Mr/Mss .... (surname) title - Say where you seeing for job application - write you have experience and skills - say which you have education - Say you look forward to hearing from they soon. - End you regards and with your sign.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 03:05

The kind of information I would include in my CV are as follows: - Personal Profile. - Vision Statement. - Personal Skills. - Education and Working Experience Background. - Language Skills.