I was told that it is 'bad English' to start a correspondence or email with "Please find attached my resume / application for the position of xxxx" or  "Please find in the following...."

Are they really grammatically wrong? How should we say it correctly then?  "Please find my resume in the attachment.."?

I have also seen people saying "Attached is my resume / application ....", but that does not sound polite enough to me.

Thank you.

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Hi guys, what do you think about that? too long? thanks for your help

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'm ***** and I would like to submit my application for the position as ********.
I attach in this email my CV and Cover Letter.

I would be pleased if you could take it in consideration.

Kind Regards,

You write a cover letter, and attach your resume.

You don't write an email. and attach your cover letter and resume.
Just write an email as your cover letter.

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Thank you so much Clive
It helped me a lot.
Clive, thanks.
It helped me a lot.


Appreciate if you can guide me with the name of book(s) that can develop my writing skills in email & cover correspondences.

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If you write an email that says 'Attached is my cover letter', you are writing a cover letter for your cover letter.
This sounds odd to me. But to be truthful, I don't know what is commonly done today in this situation.

People on this Forum often talk about 'formal emails', so I don't see why a formal email cannot serve as a cover letter.

I have my resume on my computer but my computer no longer works. I receive job postings on both my phone an computer but I can't send out my resume. Is is it somehow possible my resume is on my phone?
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Anonymous Thanks Clive. It helped me alot.Saeed

It's 'a lot', not 'alot'.

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