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 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.
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Submitted by Red Sus on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 10:21

I would include personal information (name, phone number, address). Along with work experiences and relevant skills, it's better to put contact information of the previous employers, so they can easily verify that I'm being true about the CV. Moreover, I think you should describe a bit about yourself and the goal you're aiming at. So the employer would see you as a person who is determined and suited for the position.

Submitted by Omer_moh on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 15:11

I will include my personal information (name, phone number, address). qualifications, skills, experience.

Submitted by Yusei Takechi on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 10:56

I will include in my resume my work experiences and my relevant skills and so on. In addition to, also I will include any qualifications I have, as well as information about past careers background. For example, the university I have been through, or the Eiken 1st grade. If that resume is what you write when you get a job, write down my objective why I am applying for the job. I have written a resume for a part-time job in the past. The contents of the resume I wrote at that time are basically personal information such as name, address, and telephone number.Next is education background, I will write the junior high school, high school I have been through, and the university I attend. Finally, I will write the reason why I would like to work there. I have only written my resume once, so I am worried that I will write a resume that I will probably write when I get a job. This is because the reason for applying become like a false, and there is no strength, writing is limited. I would like to see examples on the internet etc. and also have a decent resume.

Hello Yusei Takechi

You can find an example of a CV on this Writing page on our site. I'm sure you can also find lots of examples on the internet by doing a search for 'example CV' if you want to see some more.

Good luck!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by jhn__26 on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 05:07

If I want to include my information in my resume, I will write my academic background and my previous part-time job. Until now, when applying for a part-time job, I write my junior high school, senior high school, and university, excluding detailed information such as my name and telephone number on my resume. I think it will be advantageous for me to write down my experiences at a part-time job, my department of foreign language (in my case, my department of foreign language) and qualifications. I think the qualifications such as TOEIC, car license and secretarial certification are effective. Other than that, I also show how long it takes to get to the workplace from my home. If I’m close to my home, employer don't have to pay for my transportation costs, so I will have a slightly higher chance of being hired. However, the most important thing is the motivation for the job. I show my passion for how much I want to work there, and I promise to "do my best if you do."

Submitted by Nanami Tsuchiya on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 04:13

I have a year of experience as part-time job worker in Japanese restaurant. I learned about social and communication in job. There is opportunity that communicate and encounter with various people. I through this I get good communication skill. I have a qualification is English practical examination second grade. I have studied abrod twice. First, I went to America for two weeks and studied at local high school with local student. Second, I went to New Zealand for two weeks and I studied English with Japanese friend. I was tought by local teacher. I through those experiences, I improve my English skill.

Submitted by Takaya on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 02:38

Dear I saw the job advertisement for your company on the website, and I was interested in your company before, so I applied for this time. I have 4 years of sales experience. For the last two years, I worked as a team leader, directing a sales team of 20 people in a large store. Rather than waiting for work to be done, I was willing to take action and find what needed. Therefore, I have a responsibility issue for my work. I have experience in staff training and instruction. Since I have been in the hospitality business, I have a high level of communication ability and can respond to customer requests in any situation. Also, I was able to speak English because I went to college to learn a language. I am also able to do business from abroad because I a able to speak business English as well as study abroad experience. I have attached a resume with detailed information about my background and qualifications. I look forward to your use. Thanking you in advance.

Submitted by Hibiki Sato on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 09:44

I would include in my resume or CV about what I have done as a part-time job. I have two reasons. First, by writing it, I can easily tell the interviewer what kind of experience I have and how I will contribute to society in the future. Especially for part-time jobs, it is necessary to write in detail. Finally, part- time job is a good way to teach students how to work, and it is an important experience. It is also a valuable opportunity to treat students as people in society. These cannot be experienced just by living a normal student life. However, most students have a part-time job, so it is necessary to discuss in detail what they learned there during the interview. Because of these things,I can clearly write what I learned through them and how I can make use of them.

Submitted by GDumlao0823 on Wed, 10/06/2020 - 05:18

I will include in my resume my work experiences and my relevant skills. And also i will include my qualifications and background. I will write my objective why i am applying for the job. I will include in the attachment my certificates in seminars that i have been through. I will write also my education background.