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Email Etiquette for Job Seekers

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From: MJW Careers

  • Keep your emails as short and to the point as possible.
  • Use HTML to take advantage of tracking, but keep it simple.
  • Intrigue your reader with the email message and get them to find out more by clicking your resume website.
  • Spend most of the time on the top three inches of the email, because it is what people see if they are using “preview” in Outlook.
  • Ask them to forward the email to other people who may be looking for your skills.
  • Use an effective subject line.  It must reflect the contents of the email, but you also want to make it stand out.
  • Do not send it if looks like spam (i.e., you would just delete it unread).
  • Always use both first and last names in the “from” line.  Most people assume email from a first name only is spam.
  • Do not include attachments.  Smart email users do not open attachments from someone they do not know, for fear of viruses.  If a hiring manager or recruiter asks you to send them your resume, then go ahead and do so.

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