Asked • 04/23/19

Opening of a cover letter?

I am currently writing a cover letter (for a job application) and after a long 'struggle' with the opening paragraph, I've decided to start it by briefly presenting myself and then continuing with "The reason for which I am writing /*to you* ???/ is to express my interest in..." I've already gone through so many other variants that I'm no more able to assess the suitablity/acceptablity of a given phrase, thus I will be very thankful if someone shares their opinion of the above one? As a supplementary inquiry, I'd also like to ask about the expression "writing *to you*". I wonder - is it actually neccesary to add "... *to you*" or that's self-explanatory?

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