Applying For A Job : Cover Letters/Emails

A cover letter is sent with your CV and/or application form. It's your chance to make a positive first impression on an employer. Find out as much as you can about the job you are applying for and the person you should address your email or letter to. You should clearly state the position/job title that you are applying for.

If you know the person's name you should start with and end with:

Dear Ms Smith - Yours sincerely ...(your name)

If you don't know the person's name you should start and end with:

Dear Sir/Madam - Yours faithfully .... (your name)

Example

Dear Sir/Madam, 

Please find enclosed/attached my CV for the position of.......currently being advertised on......

As you can see from my enclosed/attached CV  I have recently completed........( name of course/qualification./ I have over ....( number of years) experience in this industry/field/sector. I believe the skills and knowledge gained during this time make me the ideal candidate for this position.

This position interests me because of my passion for........During my course I ........which has given me an excellent foundation for building a career as a........

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to an opportunity to discuss my application further with you.

 

Faithfully/ Sincerely

Name

 

Any questions? Leave a comment or email me at keeley@smithsonlineenglish.com - I'm happy to help!