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.

Preparation

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 ubaid332 on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 16:29

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What kind of information would you include in your CV or résumé?

I would like to include all the information related to job requirements. I will include the relevant skills and experience that show my ability and knowledge. I will prefer to include my education and hobbies that express my degree level and strengths for the advertised job. For multi-skills, I would try to make a separate resume according to job requirements.

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 02/05/2024 - 15:26

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I would include only information relevant to the position I am applying for, like my experience in 
similar jobs where I have done the kind of job I’m trying to get with the cover letter. I also would include
some details about the skills I used in other jobs that may need in the line of work of the company that 
is offering the job I’m applying to.

 

Thanks for the lesson.

Great site!!

Submitted by anhteeny96 on Wed, 21/02/2024 - 03:14

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My resume includes information about my personal information, work experience, skills, education, and motivation.

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Sat, 23/12/2023 - 15:12

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In my resume, I include information about:
1.Personal information (Name, date of birthday(age), email,phone number...)
2.Education
3.Work experience(previous workplaces)
4.Relevant skills
5.Why I want this job

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