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.
A letter or email that you send along with your resume is commonly referred to as 'a cover letter'.
You can read books on how to write a good cover letter. However, in simple terms, you should say what you want,
I am applying for the position of senior accountant
Briefly say why the employer should consider you for the job:
I have 10 years experience working as an accountant in responsible positions. I have won an Olympic gold medal and a Nobel Prize. etc.
Ask politely for an interview:
I would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss this with you in an interview
And finally, at the end, mention that you have enclosed your resume:
I have attached my resume for your consideration.
Best wishes, Clive
"For your consideration, in application for the position of ____, please find attached my resume and cover letter. Please contact me if you experience any difficutly opening these documents."
I would also offer that the person is not considering your resume, but is considering your work experiences and credentials; therefore, I'd suggest it more appropriate to write, "My resume is attached for your consideration of my qualifications for the position."