Cover letter for advertised position, e-mail version
Date: Thurs, 26 June 2008 14:55:53 -01000 (EDT)
From: Will Yougetit [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Senior Human Resources consultant position advertised on Monster.com
Attachments: Will Yougetit CV
Dear Ms. Smith
Please find attached my Curriculum Vitae for the position of Senior Human Resources Consultant.
I'm particularly interested in this position, which relates strongly to my ten years of experience in Human Resources at senior management level.
I'm currently Human Resources Manager of Littlecorp Inc., and I believe I meet all the essential criteria of the position. My work at Littlecorp has been rewarding and productive. However, I wish to expand my career further, into the consultancy role. I see the Senior Human Resources Consultant role as an integral part of my intended future career path, building on my previous achievements.
The position also has a definite correlation with my practical knowledge and experience. You'll see from my CV that I have been deeply involved in management and development of Littlecorp's Human Resources career strategies, including in particular our highly successful Career Path Management and Career Counseling services for staff and management. These strategies, policies and services are very closely linked to the fundamental consultancy element of the position.
I feel that I am well qualified to make an effective and useful contribution to Hugecorporate's consultancy operations. I have researched Hugecorporate's excellent record in innovative HR management and policy advisory services, and I'm enthusiastic about the chance to participate in a meaningful role with an industry leader in the field.
Thank you for your consideration of my application. Please contact me should you require any further information,
Cover Letter for advertised position, hard copy
| Attention: Ms. D. Fine|
247 Career Road
| R. Hood|
1 Arrow St
June 27, 2008
Phone: 1234 5678
Dear Ms. Nile
I refer to the position of Advertising Manager advertised in The Sun Newspaper on June 25, 2008. Please find attached my Curriculum Vitae, application form, and the required information specified in your advertisement.
I have 11 years experience in advertising in Britain and the United States. I am currently the Senior Vice President of Ajax Windows Inc, in Des Moines Iowa. I'm responsible for marketing for the firm's industrial contracts.
This position has a definite appeal for me, both on a personal and career basis.
I'm considering my career options at this point, after three years with Ajax. I feel it's time to move upward, and back into general advertising, rather than one dealing with a single product line exclusively.
Prettygood's very diverse lines of retail products are impressive. The standards of advertising copy and graphics are truly excellent, which has encouraged me to apply for this position. It's obvious that Prettygood has created a very strong, competent, in-house advertising team.
I have also recently done some independent advertising work outside the Ajax portfolio. Copies of this material are enclosed, and I hope they demonstrate my talents in the retail advertising sector. I did the layout, graphics, photography, and copywriting. These ads were quite successful when published, earlier this year. Newfax Supermarkets reported a 15% increase in sales, High Road Hotel and Restaurant 35%.
I believe I can add value to the Advertising Manager position through my years of experience and genuine enthusiasm for Prettygood's excellent work. Please contact me should you require any further information,
Cover letter for employment possibilities, e-mail version
Date: Saturday, 28 June 2008 17:45:33 -0900 (EDT)
From: Phil Marx [email@example.com]
Subject: Research Assistant, Wentworth Micro Industrial Corporation
To: Dr. Yvonne Knotts
Attachments: Phil Marx CV.doc Phil Marx Statement of Attainment.doc
Phil Marx Letter of Recommendation.doc Staph Aureus genetic sequence 127 paper.doc
Dear Dr. Knotts
Please find attached my Curriculum Vitae and relevant documents supporting my correspondence.
I am finishing my degree in Biology, Microbiology and Genetic Science at Hereandthere College, Thereabouts, this year. I found on the Wentworth Micro Industrial Corporation website information indicating that your company's research facility at Lower Hereandthere was in the process of setting up a new project in E. coli genomics.
I would like to apply for any available Research Assistant positions which are available for this project. I had some research experience at Hereandthere College, being put in charge of our electron microscope recording for our Staph Aureus project in 2007. (See attached document Staph Aureus genetic sequence 127 paper)
I have attached also a letter of recommendation kindly provided by my instructor, Prof. Arthur Goodman, whom you may recognize professionally as our local Professor Emeritus in Biology. Prof. Goodman suggested that if you had any enquiries about my suitability for this work, you could contact him directly, on the phone number provided.
I hope this letter is sufficient to indicate my deep interest in the microbiological research field. Please contact me should you require further information.
Cover letter for internship opportunities, hard copy
| Attention: Ms. D. Fine|
Human Resources Manager
New York, New York
| E. Wooden|
1/28 High St
New Jersey NJ
Phone 678 1234 5678
Dear Mr. Wynn
I am currently studying at Somewhere School of Graphic Art, New Jersey. I am looking for an internship with a reputable industry company as part of my final year studies, which commence next year.
You'll appreciate that this internship also forms an important part of my qualification requirements. I'm also anxious to find an internship where I can study nanopixelation, your company's new, market leading product.
Attached please find my Curriculum Vitae, my college pass marks, some samples of my work with your NanoPainter software, and two letters of reference from my instructors, Ms. Rembrandt and Mr. Van Goya.
I hope my work is of an appropriate standard for your internee requirements. I'd also appreciate any advice you can provide me regarding an internship in the graphic art field, if you can spare time for an appointment.
If you require any further information, please contact me, either by return email, or on the phone number above.
We discussed the importance of creating an email cover letter in our previous post, Five Steps to a Standout Resume Email, and thought would be helpful to our job-seeking readers to provide some examples to use as a starting point for your next email cover letter.
The examples below come from real-life job seeker emails, although we’ve altered the details and contact information. Whether you prefer a “salesy” approach or you’re more of a “direct and to the point” kind of person, choose the template that suits your style. Just be sure to include these key elements in your email cover letter.
- Mention the title of the position you’re applying for in the subject line and body of your email.
- Explain where you found the job posting or how you heard about the position.
- Conclude with a subtle call to action to remind the hiring manager of the action you’d like them to take, such as, “I look forward to hearing from you.”
- List your full name and contact information in your email signature block (not just on your resume attachment).
- If applicable, quickly explain any questions that your resume may raise. For example, if you’re from out of town but planning to move close to the job location, or you’ve been at your current position for only a short time.
Email Cover Letter Examples for Legal Professionals
Example #1: If you prefer to keep it brief.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am interested in the Litigation Associate position advertised on LinkedIn. I have attached my resume and cover letter for your review.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
Example #2: If you’re relocating to the city where the job opportunity is located.
Dear Hiring Manager,
I’m writing to express my interest in the Litigation Secretary position listed on Monster.com. My resume is attached for your review and consideration.
I am a fast learner, very dependable, organized, and computer savvy. I have extensive experience assisting firm attorneys and multiple paralegals, as well as supervising and managing an office. While I currently reside in Los Angeles, I will be moving to San Francisco at the end of the month.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to learn more about your firm, its plans and goals, and how I might contribute to its continued success. I can be your ideal candidate if given this opportunity. Thank you.
Example #3: If a colleague referred you.
I was referred to you by a mutual acquaintance, John Smith, who said you have an opening for a litigation secretary. I have many years of experience as a litigation secretary, most of them working with managing partners. I am a professional looking for a career, not just a job. I am organized, reliable and self-motivated. I like being part of a team, but can also work independently.
Included with this e-mail is a copy of my resume for your review and consideration. Once you have had an opportunity to review my resume, please contact me if you have any questions or to arrange an interview. I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.
Thank you for your time,
Example # 4: If you’ve been at your current position for less than one year.
Please allow this introduction. My name is Jane Smith, and I have 12 years of legal secretarial experience working with managing partners of small, mid- and large-sized law firms. My current typing speed is 105 wpm from written form and 120 wpm from live dictation with the utmost accuracy. I am interested in the Litigation Secretary position advertised on your firm’s website.
I am currently working for a small civil litigation firm. However, after only 11 months in this position, the financial stability of the firm has significantly changed. Therefore I am seeking long-term tenure with a stable civil litigation firm.
Attached please find my resume and list of references. If you are interested in the professional skills and positive attributes I can contribute to your firm, please contact me at [phone number] at your convenience to schedule an interview.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Example #5: If you want to be dazzle the hiring manager with your qualifications.
Dear Recruiting Administrator:
Do you need a hardworking, creative and conscientious paralegal to meet your firm’s needs? If so, I can help you. The following is a summary of my qualifications:
- More than ten years of progressively responsible legal experience;
- Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Business Administration;
- Exceptional verbal, written and analytical skills;
- Advanced computer skills;
- Outgoing personality and “can-do” attitude.
I would like to meet with you to discuss how I might assist your firm in fulfilling its present needs. My resume is enclosed for your review. If you need someone who is highly motivated, eager to learn, and willing to work hard to succeed, please contact me at [phone] or via e-mail: [email].
Thank you for your time and consideration,
These examples are meant to be a starting point only – add your own voice, style and experience to make your own standout (or at least solid) email cover letter.
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