Cover Email - Compose to Convince


Course Synopsis

A cover email is the first contact point between you and the employer. Fail and your application is DOA – dead on arrival. This module tells you how to craft a convincing cover email that will lead the recruiter to stage 2: your CV. Sample cover emails and a checklist are included to make sure you will do it right each time.



  • Guide on composing
  • Cover email turn-offs
  • Sample cover emails (for unsolicited, advertised job, career change)
  • Checklist for cover email


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Saw Ann Ping

Saw Ann Ping has over 20 years’ experience in financial advisory, fund raising and consulting. Her areas of specialization are financial structuring, Islamic finance and privatisation. Her work has been recognised by various Malaysian and international bodies such as Euromoney and Islamic Finance News for its innovation. Her last position was head of wholesale banking for Hong Leong Islamic Bank. Prior to that, she was the head of corporate finance in RHB ISLAMIC Bank and head of corporate banking and debt securities in Utama Merchant Bank. Before becoming an investment banker, she was a management consultant with Arthur Andersen, involved in various advisory projects for the Asian Development Bank, KL International Airport and other Government agencies and the private sector. She was a speaker at China Development Bank’s Senior Policy Seminar in Beijing and at the Middle East Business Forum in Dubai on Islamic finance for infrastructure projects. She holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, majoring in Economics and Operations Research. She is the co-author of “The Islamic Finance and Sukuk Handbook – Where Shariah Meets Commercial Demands”.


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