Email Cover Letter
If you really want the job, follow up an emailed cover letter and
resume with a hard copy in the mail to give you another chance for
exposure. Include a cover letter in the hard copy also, and include,
"I recently emailed you my resume and I'm following up with this hard
copy." For formatting, stick to left-justified headers and four-inch
wide text lines in your paragraphs. The address you're mailing to may
have a small email page format that will awkwardly wrap text around
the screen. Many email systems cannot handle text enhancements like
bolding, bulleting, or underlining, so play it safe by using CAPITAL
LETTERS -- or dashes -- if you need to make an emphasis.
February 10, 1999
Mr. William Smith, Principal
Anywhere High School School
Anywhere, VA 00000-0000
Dear Ms. Smith:
I am writing this letter to apply
for a student teaching position beginning in September. I am
currently enrolled in the Master's In Education Program (with Initial
Teacher Licensure) at Shenandoah University. I will graduate in
December of 1999.
Last semester I completed many
hours of observation at Anywhere High School under the guidance of
Mrs. Jane Jones. Currently, I am substitute teaching regularly at
Anywhere High School.
The subject I am most interested in
teaching is Technology. I am currently working toward being certified
to teach Technology in grades 6 through 12.
I have chosen to apply to Anywhere
High School because I have seen first hand what a unique school it
really is. All of my interaction with the staff and students has been
positive. This has allowed me to gain more experience and confidence
in an academic atmosphere.
My resume and application are
attached. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call
me at (123) 456-7891.
Jane A. Student