Resume by Email

The same rules for a cover letter or a resume apply to an Email. You have limited time in which to grab the reader's attention. In order to have served its purpose, a response to a job advertisement has to be: opened, read and saved.

Some important resume sending tips:

  • Include a relevant subject that describes the email.
  • If the email is unsolicited than include, looking for x position.
  • It is a good idea to include both your resume and cover letter in the email, In the body of the email include your full personal profile. Personal Profiles.

A cover letter has to be customized for the company you are applying for. A 'general' resume and a general 'cover letter' are not effective. Try to find out the name of the HR manager and do some general research in view of getting the job. Find out more about the company. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped you are to get the job.

Your text resume has to be in the body of the email. If you attach your resume, chances are the potential employer won't even open it. Send your resume to yourself to see how the text version of your resume is modified by the email software.

If you are applying responding to a specific job advert, read the application instructions and follow them! A surprising number of candidates do not.

How spam filters can catch resumes by email.