Friday, February 06, 2009

7 Email Tips for Your Job Search

Your email to a recruiter or prospective employer could be the most critical marketing piece of your job search. A good one will convince him to download and open your attached resume. A not-so-good one could get tossed in the recycle bin. The following email Q&A will help put you in the running for your next job. Continue reading...

4 comments:

Lewis, AKA SeattleInterviewCoach.com said...

Thanks for sharing the job interview tip, especially #3 and #5!

Ronnie Ann said...

Hi Susan! Nice post - as always. ;-)

Just wanted to second everything you said and add a reminder to people that the e-mail message accompanying their resume usually gets printed out and attached to the resume; and then it's viewed by all the people who are part of the interview process. So in effect, it gets compared to snail mail cover letters also in the pile of potentials. People sometimes forget that their e-mail message can play an important ongoing role in helping them stand out from the crowd!

Warm regards,
Ronnie Ann

Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, MRW said...

Great tips, Susan, and quite comprehensive! I'm saving this to share with my job-seeker clients!

Job seekers often become overwhelmed with the details of executing their plan, so it is easy to overlook important nuances such as how to edit one's signature block to not include an inspirational message, or how to write a 'great' versus 'standard' or sub-standard subject line.

Every detail of the email should cater to the reader's needs, and you've covered all those details.

Thank you!

Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
www.careertrend.net
@ValueIntoWords on Twitter

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