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 In on Mon, 15/02/2021 - 06:08

In my cv, I talk about all my work history, studies, and personal details as what visa I have, contact details, etc. Then in my presentation letter, I talk a little bit about myself, skills, reasons why I think that I`m good for the position and why I would like to be part of the company.

Submitted by Leila77 on Fri, 12/02/2021 - 08:33

In a CV, I think we have to include some personal information as the names, the age, the address, the phone number, and the email. In addition, we have to mention our certificates, our experience, and our skills.

Submitted by Sara Kalafat on Fri, 05/02/2021 - 17:26

work experience, education, skills, awarded, references, and volunteering

Submitted by jeyceline on Mon, 01/02/2021 - 03:01

I think the CV have to include some points like your identity, your contact, your skills, the working experience, educational background and the certificate.

Submitted by German on Fri, 29/01/2021 - 01:10

I include in my CV information like my professional profile, degrees, work experience, courses. I include too language skills.

Submitted by marina_minsk2021 on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 08:01

In my CV I would include information about education, job experience and skills corresponding to the desired position. I would write about instructor's experience if I want to work as an instructor, and I would write about copywriter's and journalist's experience if I seek a job for writers.
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Submitted by Khin Yee Mon Khaing on Fri, 25/12/2020 - 04:55

My skills, qualifications, work experience, and personal information include my CV or resume.

Submitted by Soulma on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 20:36

In a CV, we should inculde professional information such as: educations, qualifications and experiences, and of course not forget to add some details like your hobbies and skills.

Submitted by Minh on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 18:15

I'm writing a letter let you know that I can't attend class for the next week. Because I had an accident and I hurt my back. Now I have to use medicine for two weeks, and I 've attached a copy from doctor's certification.

Submitted by Anhvu on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 15:53

If i write a résumé to apply a work. I will introduce all about myself. The first, my quatification is journalism. I have two years of experience in news. I want to candidate position of a social reporter. The second, for five years, i want to go to abroad to be a resident reporter. Best regards. AnhVu