How to write an email asking for a job

These are some points to remember when you write an email asking for a job.


  • First write in a word document so you can check for mistakes.
  • Use simple language and short sentences. No SMS language like ‘U’ for ‘You’ and ‘2’ for ‘To’ should be used.
  • Write the subject line. Mention the job name or code and your name. Example: HR Executive - XYZ application.
  • If a mutual friend has referred you, write that in subject line Example : Referred by XYZ for HR Executive position.
  • Begin with a formal greeting like Sir or Madam.
  • Mention your qualification and previous work experience.
  • Talk about how your experience is useful for the job you are applying for.
  • Attach your resume, unless the advertisement says you should not.
  • Thank the reader for his or her time.
  • Signature should be warm but formal. Example, Best Regards.

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