Cover Letter for Job – Mẫu thư xin việc tiếng Anh

1. Format:

1 Your address
telephone – fax – email
Put your address + your telephone number, fax and/or email address at the top in the centre OR on the right.Do NOT put your name here. 1 Your address
2 Date Do not write the date as numbers only, for two reasons:

  1. It can be considered too official and therefore impolite
  2. All-number dates are written differently in British English (31/12/99) and American English (12/31/99). This can lead to confusion.
3 Destination name and address This is the name of the person to whom you are writing, his/her job title, the company name and address. This should be the same as on the envelope.
4 Reference This is the reference number or code given by the employer in their advertisement or previous letter. You write the employer’s reference in the form: ‘Your ref: 01234’. If you wish to include your own reference, you write: ‘My ref: 56789’.
5 Salutation (Dear…) A letter in English always begins with ‘Dear…’, even if you do not know the person. There are several possibilities:

  • Dear Sir
  • Dear Madam
  • Dear Mr Smith
  • Dear Mrs Smith
  • Dear Miss Smith
  • Dear Ms Smith
6 Subject The subject of your letter, which for a job application is normally the Job Title.
7 Body The letter itself, in 3 to 6 paragraphs.
8 Ending (Yours…)
  • Yours sincerely
  • Yours faithfully
  • Yours truly
9 Your signature Sign in black or blue ink with a fountain pen.
10 Your name Your first name and surname, for example:

  • Mary Smith
  • James Kennedy
11 (Your title) If you are using company headed paper, write your Job Title here. If you are using personal paper, write nothing here.
12 Enclosures Indicate that one or more documents are enclosed by writing ‘Enc: 2’ (for two documents, for example).

2. Example:

26 rue Josef
75008 PARIS
tel: +33 1 77 77 77 77

The Principal
Interplay Languages
77 bd Saint Germain
75006 PARIS

17 April 2006

Dear Madam

Director of Studies

I am interested in working as Director of Studies for your organisation. I am an EFL language instructor with nearly 10 years’ experience to offer you. I enclose my resume as a first step in exploring the possibilities of employment with Interplay Languages.


My most recent experience was implementing English Through Drama workshops for use with corporate clients. I was responsible for the overall pedagogical content, including the student coursebook. In addition, I developed the first draft of the teacher’s handbook.


As Director of Studies with your organisation, I would bring a focus on quality and effectiveness to your syllabus design. Furthermore, I work well with others, and I am experienced in course planning.


I would appreciate your keeping this enquiry confidential. I will call you in a few days to arrange an interview at a time convenient to you. Thank you for your consideration.


Yours faithfully


Rachel King

Rachel King

16 Responses

  1. Thanks! It’s a useful information. I like it and thank again.

  2. It’s helpful for my job seeking!
    Thanks a lot!

  3. Very very useful!
    Thanks Construction English!

  4. I have a question. In your example, i see the position of 2and 3 is wrong. You write 3 before2. Please seeing again and answer me soon.

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  5. Thanks for correct us!
    You are right!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. thanks a lots . goodluck in your job

  7. Thanks you very much!

  8. it’s so useful, thaks so much

  9. Hi hungsika,
    it would be better if you give a link to download the cv template, say in word file.

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  10. That’s the think I’m looking for. Thanks!

  11. thank you so much but I don’t understand,I have been learned how to write cover letter and my teacher teach me defferentce to everyone,I want to ask you,I have just graduated and haven’t yet experience,due to I have to do how to write a prefect covering letter.I am sorry ,my english is very bad,you are sympathetical

  12. Yeah, it’s useful for me. Thanks so much!

  13. Interesting write-up. Were did you acquired all the info from

  14. i still wonder that where in the right position for part 2 and 3?2 after 3 or 3 after 2?
    please reply me soon. thanks a lots.

  15. Very useful for me at the moment !

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