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Hi All,

Below is the template of cover letter for job applications. Let me know if it sounds right to you. Correct any grammar errors and sentence structure.

I'm very interested in this position and please find attached resume for my working history. Also I am a very detail oriented individual with a passion for challenges. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you.
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I would mention the position more specifically, and how I heard about it. It also seems particularly brief.

I'm very interested in the position of .... which you recently advertised in .... I am detail-oriented and have a passion for challenges.
A resume of my work history is attached. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

CJ
Hi,

Below is the template of cover letter for job applications. Let me know if it sounds right to you. Correct any grammar errors and sentence structure.

I'm very interested in this position and please find attached resume for my working history. Also I am a very detail oriented individual with a passion for challenges. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you.

If you'll permit me, I'd like to add a comment about politeness. Ways of expressing politeness in words vary between cultures. Perhaps what you wrote would be polite in your culture. However, it doesn't seem polite in mine.

In your first paragraph, it sounds like you are giving orders to us on the Forum. You need to say 'Please let me know . . . Please correct . . . '

In your second paragraph, the words 'Feel free to contact me if you have any questions . . .' make it sound like you are doing the reader a favour. It sounds rather arrogant, and I'm sure that is not your intention.Emotion: smile You need to say'Please feel free to . . .' or to use some other expression of politeness.

Best wishes, Clive
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Completely agree with Clive. In the U.S. we learned from very young age that when we wanted something from someone ,“Please” is the magic word and it is absolutely important. Although it won’t guarantee you to land an interview, it’s almost sure that it probably won’t earn you points for politeness and looking professional. Resume is very personal. If you show a resume to 10 people, you may have differing opinions about how it should be written. But we must maintain the proper language and somewhat standard format.
Sorry people.. Please accept my apology. Emotion: big smile

I normally use the magic word in my writing and I probably was in a hurry, left them out. It wont happen again. I promise. Emotion: smile

Please feel free to contribute your input and I would appreciate all your help to improving my English.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!
I assure you, 95% of job applications and resumes are submitted on-line and are scanned by software that could care less about politeness. The software is set to pick up specific words of interest to the employer, and the word "please" is certainly not one of them. Still, if the mindless program does see something of interest to the company, just maybe a human being will end up looking at what you've written, and just maybe "please" will be impressive. I do have my doubts, however. I recently read that, with up to 500 applications a day, some of these companies spend an average total of 5 to 10 seconds on each resume they receive -- hardly enough time to consider the niceties of politeness. Emotion: smile

My comments apply mostly to job searches in technical areas. It would be quite different if you were applying for a university professorship, of course.

CJ
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I agree with CalifJim and I do know recruiters scan each candidate's resume for a few seconds. The resume would end up in the recycle bin if there is no key words found. On the other hand, it is nice to use the magic word in any type of communications in both verbally and writings.
On the other hand, it is nice to use the magic word in any type of communications
Yes. I have to agree with you there. Even if the machines are taking over, we can still maintain some semblance of human dignity through it all!

CJ