Email Cover Letter Example – in Arial or Times New Roman
Subject: Your name, resume, (job posting number, person who referred you), etc.
Dear_________________: (Company Name Representative, Ms., Mr., Human
Resources Manager) No other inside address information required.
I am writing to apply for the position…say where you saw it or who suggested it. State
why the position interests you. (continue 2-3 sentences)
Based on the qualifications listed for the position, I believe I am well qualified…(or some
other set of sentences that indicate that you have read the posting and are showing that
you are qualified. Do not go through your resume piece by piece. Highlight the main
points that show you as a qualified candidate, may elaborate on a strong skill or project.
(4-5 sentences or bullet points)
Show that you know something about the company culture or mission. Show that
you’ve done your research. (2-3 sentences)
Wrap up. Ask for the opportunity to interview; say that you will follow up to answer
questions (if you actually plan to do so) and hope to arrange an appointment. Provide
your phone and email contact info. (2-3 sentences)
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you.
Your contact information
Attach a copy of your resume and also copy and paste a text version into the body of
the email in case they can’t open the attachment.