When do I need a cover letter?
With every email you send, it is recommended you attach a short cover letter. The cover letter goal is that the person receiveing your application will open your CV. Therefore, only include the most relevant information that will create enough interest to open your CV. I write the shortest cover leter and it always work for me.
Below is an example you can copy/paste to your email.
Dear Sir or Madam
I am contacting you regarding the position advertised in seek for “Mechanical Engineer” reference number 123456. I have 7 year of experience as a Mechanical Engineer and I believe my skills matches the requirements in the ads. Please find attached my CV.
Please dont hesitate to contact me for further information
Thanks and regards