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