How to Submit CV At Grey Recruitment

How to Submit CV At Grey Recruitment

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First impressions happen quickly and are crucial when trying to impress potential employers. One of the first things a recruiter might see from you is your email applying for a job. Postal CVs and cover letters are relatively rare due to technological advancements so it’s important to understand email communication. In this article, we explore the most important things to know about emailing Grey your CV and help give you the best chance of making an impact.

How to email a CV at Grey

It’s important to know how to email a CV because it’s likely to be the first impression an employer has of you when you apply for a job. It’s best to use a professional-sounding email address, such as your first and last name. Try to avoid using a nickname as it could give the recruiter the impression that you lack professionalism. To email a CV, follow these steps:

  1. Find and enter the recipient’s work email address.

  2. Mention the reason for sending your CV in the subject line.

  3. Greet the recipient by name in the email and inform them who you are and why you’re sending them your CV.

  4. Close the email politely and give your full name.

  5. Use the ‘attach’ button in your email’s interface to select and upload your CV document and cover letter.

  6. Check everything is in order before sending.

What to include in the subject of your email

Be clear, concise and precise in the subject line of an email about a job vacancy so that the receiver knows what your email is about. A clear subject line can also help make sure an email doesn’t go straight into an employer’s junk mail (this can sometimes happen when subject lines are written in all capitals).

Here are some pieces of information to include in the subject line of an email:

  • the job title

  • your first name and last name

  • the employer’s name

  • the job reference number (if applicable)

These pieces of information are included for the employer’s benefit but including the employer’s name can help you search for a specific job application email when looking to follow up.

Explain the purpose of your email

Your email must be clear about what vacancy you’re applying for. Make sure to mention that a CV and cover letter are attached. Remember that an email to an employer may not reach the employer initially. It may be screened by an assistant or PA first who won’t be interested in anything more than the basic information.


Dear Helene,

I’m writing to you about the job vacancy on for a plumber which I’m very interested in.

I feel my skills in unblocking pipes would be an asset to your company.

Please find attached my CV and cover letter.

If you wish to hear more or schedule an interview please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Phil Morris

Brighton, East Sussex

0121 234 5678

What to include in the body of your email

It’s best to use a common greeting in the opening of your email such as ‘Hello’ or ‘Dear’. Always try to address the employer by their first name such as ‘Dear Helene‘ or ‘Hi Helene‘. If there’s no contact name on the job advert, try the following:

  • Dear Sir/Madam,

  • Dear hiring manager,

  • To Whom It May Concern,

Conclude with a proper signature. Attach a cover letter or job application form with a professional signature for the employer to learn your name and contact details. It might also be worth including a professional website or blog if you have one.

Example of CV email:

Here’s an example of a CV email you can use to help you write your own:

Dear Helene,

I came across the posting for your plumber vacancy on and would very much like to apply for the role. It sounds like a great opportunity and I feel I have the skills required to excel in this job, especially skills with water pipe systems. I’ve attached my CV and cover letter, and I would love to be considered for this position.

Please let me know if you need any further information. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks so much for your time.

Best wishes, Phil Morris
Brighton, East Sussex 0121 134 5678

Include a cover letter

Cover letters may be requested in the job application. Even if the job doesn’t require a cover letter, be sure to include a brief message that quickly summarises your interest in the job, your name and the best way to contact you in case an employer would like to learn more or schedule an interview. Address the hiring manager by their first name when sending your CV and cover letter. For example, Hello Helene, or Dear Helene.

If the name isn’t available, you can try the following options instead: ‘To Whom It May Concern’ or ‘Dear Hiring Manager’. Always send a cover letter as an attached document, not within the body of the email. This is so the employer can share a CV and cover letter with other people in the company. An attachment makes it easier for them to share, print off or hand over to relevant colleagues.

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