一般你说了你发表了几篇一般文章，老板也懒得去查细节；但是有人在CV 中说发表了3篇IEEE TRANSACTIONS。眼睛一亮，看看他做的什么吧，结果找啊找啊找，什么也找不到。电话给他的导师，发现是投稿过3篇IEEE TRANSACTIONS，都被拒了。
Dear Dr. XXX,
My name is XXX, and I am writing to inquire about the availability of obtaining a postdoctoral position in your institution. I received my Ph.D. degree from XXX in June XXX. My Ph.D. dissertation title is “XXXXXXX”.
My research interests focus on xxxxxx and system engineering. My Ph.D. dissertation focuses on XXX by means of xxxx. I have published XXX papers in SCI journals, XXX papers in EI journals along with one paper under revision.
With many years of rich experience in study on operational research and xxxx, I master solving fuzzy XXXXXX. With deep understanding of xxxxx related basic theory of knowledge and technology, thanks to my research activities, I have a strong academic background on xxxx xxx, xxxxxxx, etc. Additionally, I have participated in several xxxxx projects which endow me rich engineering experiences.
I believe that I am a xxxxxxx, as well as a good collaborator with excellent communication and writing skills. Also, I believe that exciting discoveries often come from multi-disciplinary researches and a training opportunity in your lab would help me advance greatly. I would be highly grateful if you could give me a chance.
Attached please find my CV with the statement of my research interest and the contact information. If needed, I can send you a hard copy of the materials. I am more than willing to answer any of your questions concerning my application and research. I am looking forward to your response.
Dear Dr. XXX,
My name is XXX XXX, and I am writing to look for any opportunities for a postdoctoral position in your team. Your advices will be greatly appreciated.
I got my doctoral degree in year XXX, and now I am working as a teacher and master instructor in XXX University. From year XXXX, I’m the XXXX committee member of the XXXX, and from XXX to now, I’m the XXXX.
I have published several papers and monographs, as well as presided over a number of research projects, such as the project named “XXXXX” funded by Ministry of XXXXX, and the “XXXXX” scientific research project of XXXXXX.
I have strong passion for XXX XXX, with proactive stance in synergetic learning research and a desire to make a positive change in online technologic applying analysis. I eagerly hope you could consider my application and offer me a chance to improve myself both on academic and research ability.
Looking forward to your news.
b). 博士生的话，可以提training opportunity，本来博士就是一个训练过程；但是博士后呢，老板一般是期望你召之即来、来之能战，另外，为什么老板需要花钱雇佣你来HELP YOU ADVANCE GREATLY或者IMPROVE YOURSELF呢？
c). 最后一个问题是，从老板的角度来讲，找博士后其实是卖方市场，优秀博士毕业生旁边经常就有老板求着说，到我这边来做博士后吧，能量大的老板可能直接就给了tenure track position。老板好不容易弄到的研究基金，当然希望能够找到个高手博士后。即使你的水平就那么多，也不能做出begging状，所以，要小心使用这个词 if you can give/offer me a chance. 有水平的话，架子还是需要摆一摆的；水平不够摆架子的话，也别低三下四。
Dear Dr XXXX,
I am a student at XXXXX with a major in XXXX. I am a master honor student and will be graduating this December.
I am planning to attend graduate school in XXXXX, with a focus on XXXXX. I have been exploring XXXX graduate programs when I am working on XXXX project, and I am particularly interested in your research interest, XXXX.
I hope you don’t mind my getting in touch, but I’d like to inquire whether you are currently accepting PhD students. If you are, would you willing to talk to me a bit more by email. I have explored your website in detail, and it seems like an excellent fit for me because of its emphasis on XXXX.
I know you’re very busy so I appreciate any time you can reply me. Thanks very much,
Dear Professor XXXXX,
I read your paper ‘XXXXXXXXXXXXX’ and the experience was quite overwhelming as well as enriching.
I am a pre-final year undergraduate student at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) XXXX, India pursuing my B.S-M.S Dual degree in XXXX. While browsing through your profile, I came to know about your Research work.
I have had quite a few research experiences in past which include research internships with Princeton University (U.S.A), IBM research (India) and University of Greifswald (Germany).
I wish to pursue a research project under your guidance/or otherwise would be glad even if I could assist you in any currently ongoing project during XXX . I am interested and enthusiastic to carry out productive research so as to enhance and exploit my skills and to contribute positively to the research going on in these fields. I think that my efforts and new ideas could be quite helpful to what the project/research topic demands.
I tried to contact you a few months back also but there was some issues with my email server leading to some difficulties in receiving emails.
Should you require any more information, I would be glad to provide. My Curriculum Vitae is attached along with for your kind perusal.
Thanking you for your kind consideration and looking forward to receiving your favorable response on the subject.
I came to know about you from your research paper “XXXXXX”.
I am a final year student in the M.Sc (Integrated) program of Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Indian Institute of Technology, XXXXXX currently in my last semester of academic program. My cumulative performance index after 9 semesters is 8.3/10.
I would like to pursue research in statistics and machine learning and have a keen interest in statistical inferences, bayesian statistics and machine learning. I have been a summer research assistant at the XXXXX Lab, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo under Prof. XXXXX in XXXX and at Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University in XXXX.
I complete my studies at IIT XXXXX in April and would really like to make the most of the break by gaining some useful research experience under your guidance. While browsing, I was intrigued by your work and found that my interest was in line with the research work that you do. I would be really glad if I could get an opportunity to do a research project under your guidance or would be glad even if I could assist in any ongoing project from XX’15 to XXX’15 (for a XXXX week period).
I would love to build on these works and I look forward to cultivate something striking out of my acquaintance with these concepts by doing some research work so that I can broaden my horizons.
I would be grateful if you could please consider my application. I have attached my CV along with for your perusal.
Thanking you.With best regards,