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Email Cover Letters

Resume and Cover Letters Tip

When applying for employment via email, copy and paste your cover letter into the email message or write your cover letter in the body of an email message. Make sure you include a signature with your email address and phone number. Include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.

Sending Your Resume

If the job posting asks you to send an attachment, send your resume as an MSWord document. Many employers do not accept attachments. In these cases, paste your resume into your email message. Use a simple font and remove the fancy formatting. Don't use html. You don't know what email client the employer is using, so, simple is best because the employer may not see a formatted message the same way you do.

Send the message to yourself first to test that the formatting works.

If everything looks good, resend to the employer.

Double-Check Your Letter

Make sure you spellcheck and check your grammar and capitalization. They are just as important in an email cover letter as in paper cover letters.

Sample Email Cover Letters

Subject Line of Email Message: Communications Director Position

Email Message:

Dear Hiring Manager,

I read your job posting for a Communications Director with interest.

In my position as Communications Director for XYZ Company, I wrote articles for the company website, managed guest author submissions, and wrote and sent a weekly email newsletter to subscribers.

While Assistant Communications Director for Assemblyperson Susan Smith, I researched, drafted and amended legislation, wrote press releases, and was responsible for office communications and correspondence.

I also have extensive experience writing on a freelance basis on labor issues, which, I believe, would be an ideal match for this position.Additional writing samples and my resume are attached. If I can provide you with any further information on my background and qualifications, please let me know.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration.

Jane Doe
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