A covering email

A covering email

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.

Preparation

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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Submitted by Lupsbilinguee on Wed, 12/06/2024 - 02:53

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To: Email(at)gmail.com

From: Cervantes 

Subject : Position of purchasing of intern.

Dear Laura

The reason of this mail is because I'd like to apply for the position of purchasing intern. My name is Guadalupe Cervantes, I'm 22 years old and now I'm studying international affairs in Fes Acatlan in the field of international commerce.

I don't have a lot of experience, I just realized my social service in a goverment company dedicated to attended customs topics. 

However I consider myself an able, approachable, and easier learning person.

If you give me the oportunity to work with you, I will try my best.

My sincerity greetings.

Submitted by DrOusama on Fri, 10/05/2024 - 14:34

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To: Email(at)gmail.com

From: DR Ousama Nabil 

Subject : Position of Chef of Truma Surgery

 

Dear Dr Ahmed Kamel 

May i hear from a close Frind that you were looking for a Doctor to fill the position of chef of truma Surgery, My Name is Doctor Ousama Nabil, I am triple board certified Surgeon and now fill the position of deputy director to ED.

 

I Graduate From medical School in 2010 ,and spend 5 year as General Surgery Resident in Saint Louis Memorila Hospital. Then i spend 2 year in plastic surgery fellowship program and another 1 year in truma surgery fellowship program. I fill the position of deputy director of Emergency Room.

 

My Time in ED Provide me with the office skill to fill this position, and my experince years in surgery teach me who to handle strees time and deal with severly injury truma patient. I will help your hospital to become the truma center number 1 in east coast.

The Repatiation of your hospital make me thrill to work with you , and i will be happy to discuse this proposer in person .

My Sincerly 

Dr Ousama Nabil

 

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Submitted by sree.cs07 on Thu, 18/01/2024 - 07:16

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Dear Jonathan,

I am writing in response to the job description published in one of the portals. Having gone through the roles and responsibilities, I strongly believe that my past and latest experience would certainly match your requirements.

Furthermore, to elaborate about my work exposure, I have worked in the IT industry for a span of around 14 years followed by others. With respect to areas of specializations and certifications, I proudly convey that I am certified in programming, performance testing and project management domains by globally renowned organizations.

To talk about myself, I believe in team work which shall contribute effectively for any organization's growth. My ability to work diligently and consistently would be one of the key strengths. Given an opportunity, I shall propel to the best of my potentiality to perform my duties without any compromise. Should you any questions, feel free to reach out to me. My contact details are as mentioned in the profile.

Please find my latest work profile as attached for your perusal.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

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Submitted by Teo_Stoyanova on Fri, 12/01/2024 - 14:36

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Keep it short.
Be honest.
Emphasize the future and your personal skills.
Demonstrate knowing of the company and the position you apply for.

Submitted by AndreaHI on Thu, 04/01/2024 - 22:21

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To: recruitment @new-company.com
From: Andrea Hernandez
Subject: Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Dear Ms Jones,
I’m writing in response to your advertisement for a Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. My name is Andrea Hernandez and I’m a specialist in Finance. I have worked in financial planning for the past 9 years and I believe I am the person you need for your new role.
The bulk of my work involves leading budget process, developing financial forecast, analysing financial statements, KPI’s and data market (benchmarking), consolidating periodically financial reports (P&L, Balance Sheet).I am very comfortable using different tools to design reports at different stakeholders like Excel, Power Point, Power BI, Oracle Business.
I have always worked in the Colombian financial industry and I am familiar with the seasonal nature of business such as yours and have the skills to push your business 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,

Andrea Hernandez

Submitted by Jasmines369 on Thu, 28/09/2023 - 16:41

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My tips would be:
-Adressing the recruiter
-Introducing yourself and your posiygion in a clear brief statement.
-Mentioning work history/experience in the relative field or relative studies in case of being a student.
-Writing your skills and the things you can provide in the new role and how they can positively affect the company/assosiation.
-Suggesting for a meeting or an interview to further discuss for the position
-Clarifying your attentivness for the response.
- Sincerely and signature.

Submitted by Georgiana on Wed, 27/09/2023 - 09:09

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To: recruitment@old-company.com
From: Breadwelss Todd
Subject: Writer/Editor

Dear Mr Henning

I'm writing in response to your advertisement for a Writer/Editor. My name is Breadwelss Todd and I am a Junior editor. I have had this job for the past three years and I believe I am the person you need for your new role.

The bulk of my work involves editing and transcription books, headlines and scripts. A am very comfortable to provide writing support for a wide range of documents, including investigators brochures, clinical study protocols and reports, integrated summaries, literature reviews, and SOP's.

I have always worked within the English Literacy community and have received an honorary Fellow medal from the British Royal Society of Literature for exposition of the book "Memory and Imagination" by Gandia McWilliam, and have been a member of the same since 1999. I would very much like the opportunity to both bring my experience, wisdom 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 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,

Breadwelss Todd

Submitted by Ensiye on Wed, 06/09/2023 - 20:10

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Dear Ms Jones,
I'm writing regarding the position of middle React developer. I have many of the qualifications you are looking for. I'm interested in applying for this position. I have been working in this area for about two years.
The bulk of my work involves making reusable and responsive components. I'm very comfortable using a range of React and JavaScript libraries in order to make faster and more efficient components.
I've taken several specialized highest-rated React courses with the best mentors at udemy.com.The list of courses has been mentioned in my CV. I'm eager to improve myself and my skills.

please find attached my CV.

I look forward to hearing from you about a job interview.

yours sincerely

Ensiye Karimi

Submitted by reema_wj on Sat, 22/07/2023 - 00:36

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Hello , i wonder whether i write an email would anyone replay to check it for me ? Thank you

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