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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Submitted by shironeiko on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 01:26

Some ideas are jump out of my mind such as: personal information characteristic bachelor's degree my experience about group-working, part time jobs, volunteer,.. regard to the subject
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Submitted by shelly on Fri, 21/08/2020 - 08:17

I am writing a resume for a new job application. The information in the CV includes: person information, such as name, address, email box education backgrand, certifation and qualitification working experience and skills my disposition and personality Among these factors, I personally think skills and personality is relatively important for an job application. When you have the ability that the position you are applying, you would have a big chance to get the oppotunity.

Submitted by Venus on Fri, 21/08/2020 - 07:47

In a CV, it is important to mention that why this position is suitable for you. Moreover, you need to include impressive education, skills as well as leadership skills and work experience.
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Submitted by shelly on Fri, 21/08/2020 - 04:35

I am writing a CV for a new jod, in the resume I wrote my education backgrand, the certification and qualification I got in the college, etc.. I think work experience and how many years you have been working is also quite important parts in the CV. The most importmant part maybe the HR want to learn is about your skill, if the skill you have is right for the position they are hiring, then you must be very luck, meanwhile the dispositon and personality is also an aspect the new company want to explore through your communication and your behavior.

Submitted by Rinaa on Sun, 16/08/2020 - 23:08

I'm writing in response to the job advertised on the ABC website for customer service position. I have three-year experience as customer service. The last year I have worked as a team leader, managing a team of 10 agents. I have good communication skills, the ability to work under the pressure, multitasking skills, and also I'm good at problem-solving. I have a master of Accounting and Finance from the University of Tirana, also I have knowledge about marketing and managing. I'm attaching my Cv and Letter recommendation with more information about my background and qualification My CV includes; Personal information Background qualification Degrees Skills Training and courses

Submitted by ykthn on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 05:09

First, I will write down the necessary personal information accurately. This must be done by everyone. In addition, I would include my skills and experience in my CV. I work part-time at a restaurant and a drugstore. In these spaces, Hospitality is very important. There are word to "Customer is God" in Japan. I learned a lot about service to customers, so I'm good at it. Also, communication skills have been improved. I find it worthwhile to think about our customers and act accordingly. And I have two experiences I would like to include. Those are homestay in the USA and short term study abroad in Korea. Both of them have a short period, but I have interacted with many people and deepened my knowledge of culture and language. I can’t say I am good at Korean and English right now, so I would like to study more and say that I am good at them. In summary, I would like to include that I am good at communicating with customers and I have experienced twice in short term study abroad. I found that I have few my appeal points in this theme. I would like to increase my skills before I get a job.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 20:08

My CV usually has 6 main sections such as personal details, career objective, education and qualifications, work experience, interests and achievements, skills. A good CV has to clear and scientific layout, full of the necessary information, and particularly suitable for the position that you apply.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Fri, 17/07/2020 - 18:59

Well, I have enough experience to fill with the needed information the whole sheet or even two. I definitely write about my education. Not on the top of the list though. There would be my job experience. I've already worked on five jobs and, quite successfully and some of them. Of course, I'll mention that in my CV. I'll write about my manager experience as a team leader and knowledge in constructing, designing, and installing. And won't forget about skills, both - hard and soft skills. I think I have something to write about.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 18:11

I would wrote CV including my first name, surname, experinece, skills, hobbies, knowledge of languages etc.

Submitted by grainpleaser on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 14:26

I'm happy I have 100% correct on task 3. I always have problem with preposition. I'm working on it.