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    #1

    I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    I have sent a letter of application for a job, together with my C.V. Which the company requested. What do I say?

    1-You asked for my curriculum vitae, so here it is.
    2-As you requested, I am enclosing my curriculum vitae.
    3-As you can see, I have have enclosed my curriculum vitae.
    4-My curriculum vitae is enclosed.

    I select 2 because it's formal. Is that correct?
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    #2

    Re: I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    I have sent a letter of application for a job, together with my C.V. Which the company requested. What do I say?

    1-You asked for my curriculum vitae, so here it is.
    2-As you requested, I am enclosing my curriculum vitae.
    3-As you can see, I have have enclosed my curriculum vitae.
    4-My curriculum vitae is enclosed.

    I select 2 because it's formal. Is that correct?
    Thank you.
    #4 is possible but I prefer #2.

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    #3

    Re: I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    If the company requested your CV (with or without the full stops) you can call it your CV.

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    #4

    Re: I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    I would say "As requested", rather than "As you requested".

    As requested, I enclose my CV.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would say "As requested", rather than "As you requested".

    As requested, I enclose my CV.
    Now, that is interesting. I would tend to use the present perfect there.

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    Re: I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Now, that is interesting. I would tend to use the present perfect there.
    I assume you are talking about the "I enclose my CV part". It is the classic BrE style. There is nothing wrong with "I am enclosing my CV" or "I have enclosed my CV" but we tend to use the present simple.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I assume you are talking about the "I enclose my CV part". It is the classic BrE style. There is nothing wrong with "I am enclosing my CV" or "I have enclosed my CV" but we tend to use the present simple.
    I did not think that your proposed language was wrong. I was just surprised because in my experience AmE uses the perfect tenses less often than BrE.

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    #8

    Re: I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    Not a teacher!

    I would write: "As requested, please find enclosed my CV."

    Actually, I would not write anything. The application letter is a marketing tool to sell oneself to a prospective employer. It should only be one page long and therefore I would not want to waste any space stating the obvious. As it is common practice (at least in the UK) to send a CV with a letter of application it is sufficient to write at the very bottom of the letter either "Enc." or "Enc.: CV". Enc stands for enclosure.

    TomUK

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    #9

    Re: I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    Quote Originally Posted by TomUK View Post
    Not a teacher!

    I would write: "As requested, please find enclosed my CV."

    Actually, I would not write anything. The application letter is a marketing tool to sell oneself to a prospective employer. It should only be one page long and therefore I would not want to waste any space stating the obvious. As it is common practice (at least in the UK) to send a CV with a letter of application it is sufficient to write at the very bottom of the letter either "Enc." or "Enc.: CV". Enc stands for enclosure.

    TomUK
    I think you may be confusing "resume" with "CV". A resume needs to be short, 1-2 pages. A CV is usually much longer. Mine is over 40 pages.

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    #10

    Re: I'm requested to enclose my C.V to a company.

    We don't tend to use résumé in BrE. It's almost always referred to as a CV and should run to no more than two pages. Many prospective employers will put any CV longer than that straight in the bin/shredder because they simply don't have time to read more than two pages.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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