How to write a job application e-mail
•The candidate must be aware of the company’s
requirements and focus on his capability with
respect to the desired position. He should keep it
short, to the point, as his resume will already have
all his details.
•Use a neutral e-mail address. Your e-mail
address should be a variation of your real name, not
a username or nickname. Use periods, hyphens, or
underscores to secure an e-mail address that's just
your name, without extra numbers or letters, if you
Use a short and accurate subject header. Avoid saying too much in the
The Subject Line is one of the most important parts of the email messages you
send to employers and networking contacts. Your email message must include a
Subject Line. If it's blank it's probably going to end up in a Spam mailbox or being
Email Subject Line Examples
•Managing Director Position
•Job Code 1234: District Sales Manager - Your Name
•Application for Customer Service Job
•Social Media Expert Seeking New Opportunity
•Communications Assistant Position - Your Name
•Meeting Request - Your Name
Let's see now how to write a job application e-mail
Salutation, (Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms+surname
Introduction: Reason you are writing for
Main Body: 1st paragraph: profile and qualifications
2nd paragraph: work experiencer and duties
3rd paragraph: personal qualities.
Conclusion: closing remarks
Yours sincerely/Yours faithfully/Your cordially/Respectfully
Useful language for e-mails of application for a job.
I am writing to appy for the place/post/job/position of which I saw advertised.....
I am particularly interested in applying for the job of ....
I would like to apply for the position/post .....advertised in .....
I am writing in connection with your advertisement in....for the place/post....of
I am replying to an advertisement that appeared in ...... for the post/job.....of
I am writing to inquire about the post advertised in yesterday's Canarias7
I have read/seen your advertisement in today´s La Provincia and I would like to apply for
the job/place/post/position of ....
My reason for writing is to appy for the job I saw advertised....
Main body: (first paragraph)
reference to qualifications:
•I feel I am well qualified for the position (and name your
•I have qualifications in .....
•I am in my final year of ..
•I am graduated from
•I have a degree in .....from......
•I have also completed a year course in......
•I have also done a MBA
•I have a certificate in...
•I can speak French......
•I hold certificates in ......
Main body. Second paragraph . We
give details of our working experience
mentioning the kind of job, the duties,etc...
Some years ago/Last spring I worked as....
I have had two years’ experience as ....
After finishing university/graduating I spent .... working
At the present moment I am working for......
I have also been employed by......
For the last two years I have been working as a ....
I have been in charge of.....
My duties included
Main Body. Third paragraph:
we mention our personal
qualities that we consider important for the position we are applying
•I am a very organized and reliable person and I enjoy working with people.
•I am a very sociable and hard working person
•I am able to cope with difficult situations.
•I am very easy to work with.
•I am friendly, reliable and work well under pressure.
•I am an enthusiastic and friendly person who enjoys working with people.
Mention you have attached your CV or completed
application form and that you are willing to attend an
• I have attached a resume outlining my qualifications and experience and
please contact me at any time to arrange for an interview.
•I enclose my CV and would be glad to attend an interview at any time
convenient for you
•My CV with my qualifications and experience has been attached and I would
be happy to attend an interview at any time convenient for you.
•I have enclosed my CV in the hope that you will consider muy application.
Sign with your full name. If you have a job
title, include that in the line after your name,
and write the company name or website in the
line after that. If you do not have a job title but
you have your own blog or website related to
the content of the e-mail, include a link to that
below your name.
Dear Mr. Leon,
I am writing to apply for the position of English teacher advertised in yesterday's
I graduated from La Laguna University three years ago and I have been
giving English classes at La Piedad School since 2007. I also hold certificates
in computer courses and NLP. What is more, I speak Chinese and French
I am reliable, friendly and I enjoy working with people. I am patient and believe
in encouraging students to reach their full potential.
I have enclosed a copy of my CV. I would be glad to attend an interview at
any time convenient for you.
Fernando Guanarteme 69
35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
•Proofread your message for content. Make sure you haven’t omitted any
important details (or repeated yourself). Reading your email aloud or asking
someone to proofread it is a great way to get a different perspective on what
•Proofread your message for spelling and grammar. If your email provider
doesn’t already provide spelling and grammar options for you, copy and paste
your email into a word processor, revise it if necessary, and copy and paste it
back into your email
Sources: Reading and Writing3 , Virginia Evans-Jenny Dooley Express Publishing
You saw this advertisent in “The Wall Street News” for the
position of the position of an accountant, and you have decided to
apply for it. Write an e-mail aplying for the job (follow plan on the next
We have a vacancy for an accountant. Experience is
Please apply in writing to
Write an e-mail applying for the job of accountant, giving information about yourself, your qualifications
and previous experience. Follow this plan:
Introduction: Reason for writing, where and when advertisement seen.
Main Body: -brief profile, qualifications
-past work experience
Conclusion: Closing remarks
*Write in clear paragraphs.
*Remember to use connectors
Use varied grammar points
such as, for example, Present
simple, present perfect,
present perfect continuous,
Adjectives to describe
*Check your spelling and punctuation.
-the –ing form after certain
verbs and verbs with
-to –infinitive and after