Cover letter by email (5 samples)
This article will show samples of “cover letters by email.”
How to write a cover letter by email
When writing an email cover letter, these are some of the things to put in mind:
- Before writing an email cover letter, check the company’s job application guidelines and follow the instructions. Some employers prefer attachments while others prefer an email cover letter.
- Mention the title of the position you’re applying for in the subject line and body of your email.
- The next step is to state how you found the opening. Clearly state what you’re hoping to accomplish in the first few sentences.
- Summarize your strengths, skills and experience by connecting them to the job opportunity.
- Conclude with a forward-looking statement., such as, “I look forward to hearing from you.”
- List your full name and contact information in your email signature block (not just on your resume attachment).
Sample 1: “Cover letter by email”
“Subject Line: Expressing Interest and Relocating Near Litigation Secretary Position
Dear Hiring Manager,
I’m writing to express my interest in the Litigation Secretary position listed on Monster.com. My resume is attached for your review and consideration.
I am a fast learner, very dependable, organized, and computer savvy. I have extensive experience assisting firm attorneys and multiple paralegals, as well as supervising and managing an office. While I currently reside in Los Angeles, I will be moving to San Francisco at the end of the month.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to learn more about your firm, its plans and goals, and how I might contribute to its continued success. I can be your ideal candidate if given this opportunity. Thank you.
First Last Name
Sample 2: “Cover letter by email”
“Subject Line: John Mentioned Your Firm is Seeking a Litigation Secretary
I was referred to you by a mutual acquaintance, John Smith, who said you have an opening for a litigation secretary.
I have many years of experience as a litigation secretary, most of them working with managing partners. I am a professional looking for a career, not just a job. I am organized, reliable and self-motivated. I like being part of a team, but can also work independently.
Included with this e-mail is a copy of my resume for your review and consideration. Once you have had an opportunity to review my resume, please contact me if you have any questions or to arrange an interview. I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.
Thank you for your time,
First Last Name
Example # 4: If you’ve been at your current position for less than one year.
Subject Line: Experienced Legal Secretary Seeking Long-term Opportunity with Stable Litigation Firm
Please allow this introduction. My name is Jane Smith, and I have 12 years of legal secretarial experience working with managing partners of small, mid- and large-sized law firms. My current typing speed is 105 wpm from written form and 120 wpm from live dictation with the utmost accuracy. I am interested in the Litigation Secretary position advertised on your firm’s website.
I am currently working for a small civil litigation firm. However, after only 11 months in this position, the financial stability of the firm has significantly changed. Therefore I am seeking long-term tenure with a stable civil litigation firm.
Attached please find my resume and list of references. If you are interested in the professional skills and positive attributes I can contribute to your firm, please contact me at [phone number] at your convenience to schedule an interview.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
First Last Name
Sample 3: “Cover letter by email”
“Subject Line: Do you need a conscientious paralegal at your firm?
Dear Recruiting Administrator:
Do you need a hardworking, creative and conscientious paralegal to meet your firm’s needs? If so, I can help you. The following is a summary of my qualifications:
More than ten years of progressively responsible legal experience;
Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Business Administration;
Exceptional verbal, written and analytical skills;
Advanced computer skills;
Outgoing personality and “can-do” attitude.
I would like to meet with you to discuss how I might assist your firm in fulfilling its present needs.
My resume is enclosed for your review. If you need someone who is highly motivated, eager to learn, and willing to work hard to succeed, please contact me at [phone] or via email: [email].
Thank you for your time and consideration,
First Last Name
Sample 4: “Cover letter by email”
“Dear Mr. Harrison,
In the last year alone, I’ve built a customer service team from the ground up, reduced the average customer representative call time by 2 minutes, and decreased customer churn by nearly 10% with an improved customer follow-up system. These experiences have prepared me for the role of Customer Service Manager at Company XYZ.
In my current role at ABC Inc., I oversee the day-to-day activities of a 30-person support team, using data to establish clear goals and objectives. I provide coaching and training to nurture a high-performance team. I’ve created a comprehensive customer service training manual to reduce the new-hire onboarding process from one month to two weeks. While managing the team, I also engage directly with customers. I resolve an average of 50+ escalated customer service issues per week and implement automation to make customer service processes faster and more efficient.
I am a great match for this role because I am both data-driven and customer-focused. I am passionate about motivating employees to achieve sales goals, and I am skilled at uncovering actionable insights with data to drive customer loyalty and provide outstanding customer care. As the Customer Service Manager at your company, I would dedicate myself to growing and empowering the support team to effectively solve customer pain points.
Thank you for your consideration. I’m excited to learn more about this opportunity from you.
Sample 5: “Cover letter by email”
“Subject Line: Interest in Litigation Associate Position
To Whom It May Concern:
I am interested in the Litigation Associate position advertised on LinkedIn. I have attached my resume and cover letter for your review.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
First Last Name
Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a cover letter by email
Is it OK to write a cover letter in an email?
Before writing a cover letter, check the company’s job application guidelines and follow the instructions. Most employers prefer an attachment because it makes your cover letter easier to save and organize, and is easier to read than scrolling through an email.
What is the difference between application emails and cover letters?
An application email simply states which position you are applying for and why you are applying but a cover letter gives more information about yourself, your skills and your achievements.
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