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

Tips

  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 arizonova on Tue, 14/11/2023 - 06:30

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Dear Mr. Vizitue,

I am writing in response to the job post on the DSGN Jobs website for the position of graphic designer.

I have 7 years of experience in design. For the last four years, I have worked as a freelancer with numerous creative projects and different types of clients. I have experience in motion design, infographics, typography, and artificial intelligence. I possess good communication skills and am fluent in English, German, and Finnish.

I have attached my CV along with my portfolio and additional information about my background and qualifications.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Best wishes,
An Andre

Submitted by kenan.zero on Wed, 20/09/2023 - 16:46

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In my resume, I include information about my work experience, age, education, skills, and hobbies.

Submitted by Ensiye on Tue, 08/08/2023 - 19:58

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In my resume, I include some information such as personal information, skills, portfolios, relevant work experience, previous workplaces, reasons for leaving jobs, and some of my outstanding personality traits.

Submitted by Ro Htan on Mon, 17/07/2023 - 15:22

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My CV includes job experiences, educational background, and skills. Those are essentials for a resume.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Fri, 23/06/2023 - 17:14

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In my CV I include short info about me, my professional skills and my hobby with a few of jokes. It's welcome in IT)

Submitted by Mahmoud Yacine on Sat, 31/12/2022 - 06:37

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The kind of information that we should include in a résumé:
- Personal information (Name, date of birthday, email, address, phone number...etc)
- Education career
- Work experiences
- Skills
- Habits

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Tue, 29/11/2022 - 14:42

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In my opinion, would include in CV or resume , picture person ( uniform), also information personal, Education , skills and qualification.

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Submitted by psntomsk on Wed, 14/09/2022 - 19:05

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I would include personal information, for example, name, age, phone. Of course, there will be my soft and hard skills, work experience. And a bit of smile.

Submitted by Vanessa Paola … on Wed, 14/09/2022 - 15:43

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I usually include information like: my last experience in other works, my principal skills and why I want the job.

Submitted by Rita25 on Tue, 30/08/2022 - 02:47

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I would write down personal information such as name, address, Educational attainment, relevant skills for the job and work experience.