Sample Email Cover Letter Template


Sample Cover Letter: Email Cover Letter + Work Experience
(A Youth Central Cover Letter Template)
Use this sample cover letter if:
You're applying for a job that has been advertised
You have some formal (paid) work experience
You've been asked to send your cover letter as an email
This sample cover letter demonstrates the things you need to address if you're applying for an
advertised job with an email cover letter and you have some formal (paid) work experience.
Some job ads ask you to submit a cover letter in an email instead of attached as a document. When this
happens, the format of your letter will be a little different. A good email cover letter should include:
Your name and the job title in the email's subject line (e.g., "Jayani Lal - Application for
Administration Assistant role")
None of the traditional letter formatting - leave out the contact details and date and go straight
to "Dear XXXX".
An address to the reader directly (e.g., "Dear Mr. Moyle" - try to avoid using "To whom it may
concern" if you can)
An opening statement that briefly introduces you to the reader
A main body that highlights qualities and characteristics you have that are relevant to the job
A closing paragraph asking to arrange an interview
A professional signature at the end of the email that includes your phone number
Remember to always send the email from a professional-looking email address (e.g.,
Other things you can mention in your cover letter include:
General skills that help you work in a team and as part of an organisation
Personal attributes that will help you learn to work in a professional work environment
Key strengths and contributions that show you are a stand-out applicant
School work experience or volunteer work that demonstrates your strengths and attributes
Any sporting or community club participation (if relevant)
Any hobbies or interests that are relevant to the job or demonstrate your professional
Key points of this cover letter are that it:
Introduces you to the reader
Responds to the requirements of the job
Attracts the reader's interest and refers them to your resume
Doesn't include too many “I” statements, which can run the risk of disengaging the reader
The focus of this kind of cover letter is to prove that you're able to meet the requirements of the job and
make a positive contribution to the organisation or business.
If you have questions about this sample cover letter, email us at
For more about cover letters and heaps more cover letter and resume templates, check out Youth
Central's Applying for Jobs pages at


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