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 Lauracastanos on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 23:02

profile, contact details, experience, education, skills and hobbies.

Submitted by Reza 2020 on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 14:26

Dear Mr. Smith I am writing to response of your job advertisement at your website for the position of secretary office. I have a bachelor's degree in international relationship and also worked as a secretary office at ABC company. I have good experience at working to international organization. Beside of English I can speak Arabic and French fluently. I have attached my CV for more information and qualification to my skills. Best Regards Reza

Submitted by Mohamed Kargbo on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 13:55

My CV would includes: My personal informational School background Working Experience Personal development Skills Hobbies and Referees.

Submitted by ademyonet on Sat, 18/04/2020 - 10:22

In a CV it must be belows: - Name surname - applicated for job position - Dear Mr/Mss .... (surname) title - Say where you seeing for job application - write you have experience and skills - say which you have education - Say you look forward to hearing from they soon. - End you regards and with your sign.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 03:05

The kind of information I would include in my CV are as follows: - Personal Profile. - Vision Statement. - Personal Skills. - Education and Working Experience Background. - Language Skills.

Submitted by rivercountryside on Fri, 20/03/2020 - 08:28

My CV starts with privacy, qualifications, diplomas, experiences and then skills.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Wed, 26/02/2020 - 05:32

I start my cv with my personal information like my name . Phone number . Address and so on. Rheb write a prev about my carrier the list my work experience

Submitted by Dariusz on Tue, 04/02/2020 - 00:37

I would include informations like education, work experience, skills and interests. This is common in my country.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Fri, 31/01/2020 - 16:02

on my CV i include all types of informations that can be useful for who read it. I write on it my presentation like name, surname, birth date, my address, my email address, my phone number. Then i write all about my work experiences with start's and finish's date and what is my main job. Then, i write all about my studies, my high school, my university, my final score, my degree. Then i write about my languages' s and IT's skills. At last i write about my certificates and my driving licences.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 18/01/2020 - 15:12

I have written and arranged my CV in three sections. First, I have introduced personal information such as first name, surname, phone number, etc. In the second section, I have written my education and skills certificates and Finally; I have pointed to my working experiences.