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How To Send A Professional Email

Last updated January 2, 2020

Learning how to send a crisp, professional email will get you incredibly far in your career. The perfect professional email is easy to understand, gets to the point quickly, is free of typos, and is polite. Want some examples? Look no further.

Applying for a job?

Dear [Hiring Manager or The person's name],

I would like to express my deep interest in a position as an [insert position here] at your company.

As a recent individual with retail service and extensive volunteering experience, I believe I am a strong candidate for a position at the [123 Company].

You specify that you are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills. As a cashier at [XYZ store], I learned to be a strong team leader and became adept at ensuring customers receive an attentive, enjoyable experience. I'm also excellent at conflict resolution.

My maturity, practical experience, attention to detail, and eagerness to enter the [XYZ business] will make me an excellent [insert position here]. I would love to begin my career with your company and am confident that I would be a beneficial addition to the [123 Company].

I have attached my resume to this email. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.


[Your Name]

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Got a question you need answered in person?

Hi [Manager's name],

I'm encountering a few issues with [XYZ task]. I want the finished product to be as perfect as possible, so I was wondering if we could carve out time this week, if you're available, to meet and discuss/help with [the issue or question you have]. Would this work for you? Let me know.


[Your name]

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Need to send out a task list?

Use bulleted lists to keep it short and easy to understand! (this example is for a retail store)

Hi team!

This is a huge week for us in the store! We'll need to ensure the following are taken care of in order to ensure our success:

  • Restock merchandise
  • Set up new displays in the store window
  • Take inventory and submit new orders as necessary.
  • Send out schedules for the month. Place any time-off requests and ensure missing shifts are covered.

If you have any questions, or additions to the list, please let me know!


[Your name]

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