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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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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I write my name, my age, education field, education degree, my work experiences, my skills, my science articles and, ...

I would include in my resume my education, my work experience and my skills.

I believe that the curriculum should have only essential information: identification of the person, most relevant academic experiences, profissional experiences and skills.

Dear Mr Dalio

I am writing with regard to your job advertise of Investment analyst on your website.

I have bachelor degree of Economic and 5 year experience in finance. For last three year I work as a investment analyst for RN. I am hardworking person, with good skills which looking for new experience in finance. I am a good team player and expert in MS.

I look forward to hearing from you soon

Best regards,
Mikhail

In my country , I write personal information such as name, DOB, age, address, phone number and educational back ground, work experiences ,skills and qualifications.
We also write the reason why we apply for the job.

My most disliked part of CV in my country is I have to attach ID photo and to write age.

In my cv, I talk about all my work history, studies, and personal details as what visa I have, contact details, etc. Then in my presentation letter, I talk a little bit about myself, skills, reasons why I think that I`m good for the position and why I would like to be part of the company.

In a CV, I think we have to include some personal information as the names, the age, the address, the phone number, and the email. In addition, we have to mention our certificates, our experience, and our skills.

work experience, education, skills, awarded, references, and volunteering

I think the CV have to include some points like your identity, your contact, your skills, the working experience, educational background and the certificate.

I include in my CV information like my professional profile, degrees, work experience, courses. I include too language skills.

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