- Use varied tenses: how many tenses (including modals) can you use?
- No contractions (except CV)
- mention where you found the info of the job opening. The mention to the CV/résumé attached is usually next, but it’s OK if you include it at the end.
- With reference to your advertisement for POSITION/POST (puesto) in NAME OF PAPER on DATE, I enclose my CV/résumé.
- I am writing in response to your advertisement in today’s/yesterdays edition of NAME OF PAPER concerning possible work for NAME OF COMPANY / in …
- o I am writing in reply to your work offer as advertised on NAME OF WEBSITE
- I am writing in reply to your advertisement on the WHATEVER.COM website on DATE for POSITION/POST. My CV is attached for your consideration.
- mention you are available for interview and give your contact information.
- say thank you just before the Yours… and both of these in new paragraphs.
About names of places:
- Language School – more formal: [Official/Public/State-run] School of Languages
- Málaga University – more formal: University of Málaga
About your university studies:
- I took my masters degree in … at the University of ….
- I received my degree in … from the University of ….
- I graduated in … from Málaga University.I received / earned / attained a [master’s] degree [in …] after studying in/at the University of Málaga.
- I received / earned / attained a [master’s] degree [in …] after attending the University of Málaga.I received / earned / attained a [master’s] degree [in …] after graduating from the University of Málaga.
About English at Spanish EOI:
- I am in the process of obtaining my CEFR B1 certificate in English, which credits an Intermediate level in English.
- I am fluent in spoken and written English at the Upper Intermediate level (CEFR B2).
About the Spanish CAP course:
- I am also qualified to work as a teacher.
- I am also qualified to work as a teacher because I received my Spanish CAP certificate in 2010.
- Having attained my Spanish CAP certificate, I am also qualified to work as a teacher.
- This example could have paragraphing improved… See what you think: http://www.tefl.com/app/templates/covernote.html
- Useful verbs for CV’s/resumes and cover(ing) letters: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/543/02/