Email Cover Letter Samples

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When you're sending an email cover letter, it's important to follow the company's directions on how to submit your cover letter and resume, and to make sure that your email cover letters are written as well as any other correspondence you send.

Attaching the Letter to an Email

Take note of how the company requests you submit your cover letter; for example, you may be instructed to attach your cover letter along with your resume.

In this case, make sure your cover letter is either in Word document form, or is a PDF file. 

Pasting the Letter into the Email

If you paste your cover letter into the body of your email, keep your text in the default font of your email provider. Make sure the text is readable and formatted correctly. For example, avoid long paragraphs or alternately, a bunch of stacked, short sentences.

Tips for Writing an Email Cover Letter

Write in paragraphs of about two to four sentences and use proper grammar and spelling, just as you would in any other letter. Though this should be a given, avoid including emoticons or images of any sort.

Perhaps more important than formatting, though, is the content of your cover letter. You can review these email cover letter samples below, but be sure to personalize them to use to apply for jobs. 

You should tailor these samples not just to your own experience, but also to each job you’re applying for.

Pay close attention to the detail of the job description - specifically, the responsibilities and requirements- and make sure your cover letter reflects how you are a good fit.

Email Cover Letter Example

Subject Line of Email Message: Store Manager Position - Your Name

Email Message:

Dear Hiring Manager,

I read your job posting for the Store Manager position with interest. I can offer XYZ Company:

- Over five years of retail management experience
- Ability to effectively hire, train, and manage staff
- Payroll management, scheduling, reports, and inventory
- Extensive work with visual standards and merchandising high-ticket items

In addition to my extensive retail experience, I have excellent communication skills. I always maintain a gracious and professional manner when communicating with people, including customers and store staff. My broad experience and range of skills make me a superior candidate for this position.

My resume, which is below, provides additional information on my background and qualifications. I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible to arrange time for an interview.

Thank you for your consideration.

Paul Jones
Email Address

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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. Here's how to send an email cover letter.

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