Guide To Emailing Job Applications

Originally before the internet existed, your job application took many days, even months to reach the intended person or institution. An error in a letter, a misplaced letter or a letter lost in the mail would have made you look silly. Today, we have email, the most useful vehicle for communication and marketing of anything under the sun. It is fast, cheap and easy way to create and send the needed information. It is very effective, especially when you have been given permission to contact people.

Sending Job Application Through Email

The goal of your job application is identical to the goal of your life. No surprise there. This is done by a catchy phrase under the objective in your application or an attractive summary of all your achievements. Whether you chose to write your application with plain text email or HTML formatting is between you and your potential employer. If you think you don’t have the technical savvy to format it in a particular way, there are tools such as Word, Word-Perfect and various other high-end word processors to perform this task. The largest problem with job seekers sending applications is their inclination towards using random free web based email services. Some services can be problematic in their coding and requires technical expertise to get them straight and design the way you want them. With standard email services like Google, Yahoo and Hotmail you can add, modify, remove, manage documents and send them, without pulling your hair out.

Tips for Writing a Powerful Job Application/Resume

1)Make your application easy to read with proper layout: Take a look at other sample applications on the web that have high-quality information, data and writing assistance, and plan your content accordingly. If you have 40 percent of the layout taken up by personal information such as phone numbers and headings, you need to structure your words appropriately. Should the format or design change, be prepared to cut or add to your words.

2) Include all information precisely for your potential employer’s perusal: You may find that your employer is very choosy in the field. If so, write to that expert level of competence, highlighting the point that is required. Many websites offer help regarding this issue that are invaluable, talked about and linked to. Know that your employers do not have enough time or patience to read all the contents of your application; they scan it looking for pertinent information and specific details.

3)Knowing some thing about the overall design is important: Be sure that the design is complete before you begin to crank out the content. To go along with this, your resume must support the ease of linking itself to other personal resources that highlights or details your accomplishments. Also, the thing to ponder is how many potential employers will come your way. Before you begin writing, think of how you will structure your content and construct framework that will make it easy for the employers to find what they are looking for, in addition to understanding what you have written.

4) Add a cover letter: All right, now look at the final content you have prepared. You have included all the information, determined what is not needed and how your application needs to be interpreted. You have made everything clear and shown the potential employer that you are a top professional with brains, skills, ability and background to do the job. So what is next? Use as many words you need to get the message across with a cover letter. Write tight; no fluff.

Minimize Your Mistakes and Maximize Your Job Potential

1)Email can be a problem if you are not geared up to handle it appropriately and thoughtfully. With email, it’s easy to install an automated response emailer, but your potential employer knows it is automated. Do not do this mistake.

2)When you send your application to multiple employers, always use bcc, blind carbon copy, to hide other addresses, so you don’t sound desperate. Treat all responses from the employer as company confidential information. Don’t discuss the conversation with other employees of the same company.

3) Keep your cover letter short: no more than one page or roughly 250 to 300 words including header and footer if any.

4)As far as possible, do not use graphic anywhere for your headers, links or data. Graphics are not a good idea because that can be slow to download, they may not render well on the user’s system or your user may have images turned off.

5)Let’s talk about writing in a nutshell: Use simple words and medium sentences. No slang or jargon. Humor in the content of your resume can be a terrible blunder. What you think is funny may not be that way for your employer. Avoid ethnic references or political views or something that your employer might absolutely hate.

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