5 Tips To Email Resume For Job Application 5 Tips To Email Resume For Job Application

Sending an email resume before appearing for an interview is a norm today. It helps the hiring managers to get an idea of the candidate and also gives a chance to an individual to highlight core skills and thus stay ahead of competitors. Are you planning to apply for an interview via email? Are you skeptical about it and don't know the right process? Usually, the employers list down the instructions for candidates and tell them how they are supposed to apply for the post. When the job opening demands a resume by email, the employers often give tips on how the resume must be drafted, what should be the subject and the deadline to submit your application. If there are no particular instructions, the easiest way to send an application is by including your resume as an attachment in an email. Following points suggest some basic tips that need to be observed while applying for a job via mail.

Have an appropriate email address

Before you start drafting your resume, check if your email address looks professional. If it is something you have created during schooldays, or sounds funny, you should seriously consider making a new one. Many candidates lose out in this round when the hiring manager notice an unprofessional email address. You can make a new address with the help of your first name and last name. Make sure that the email address you are providing is the one that you check frequently.

Select your resume file format

Some employers usually mention the kind of format they are expecting from the candidates. They specify what type of file must be sent – whether it is a word document or a PDF format. Pay attention to these instructions before you attach the file. Also, as many individuals send resumes, it becomes difficult for a hiring manager to remember the names of shortlisted candidates. There is not enough time to go through each received file and rename it. Therefore, to get noticed, it is necessary to save your document by including your name and make things easy for the recruiter.

Do not forget to include a subject line

When it is declared there is an opening for a specific position, the inbox of a hiring manager is sure to be flooded by emails from at least a thousand applicants. At such times, it is practically impossible to read all mails and respond to prospective candidates. Hence, always remember to mention the position you have applied for in the subject of your email. If you neglect this, the recruiter might just not read your application and put it in the junk box. It might happen that the mail is seen after the deadline for position has closed or there are multiple openings in an organization, and it might become difficult to determine which group your application belongs.

Add a proper email message

You have done everything right and also thoroughly checked your drafted document, but failed to add a message in your mail. This can be a big disappointment to the hiring manager who is going to read your application. It not only demonstrates your lack of courtesy but also shows your unprofessional attitude. The body of the email need not be a lengthy description. It can be just a few lines simply written to express your interest in the position, your experience, and a line stating your attachments. You can also include URLs to demonstrate previous work. Also, it is necessary to start the body of this message by greeting the recruiter. If you know the name of the hiring manager, you can begin by personalizing the greetings to the concerned person or just include 'Dear Hiring Manager' at the start. Similarly, never forget to convey thank you to the HR and end your email message with your name and email signature.

Do a test check

Before you hit the 'send' button, double-check the entire application for any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. This will help you get the points you might have missed or point out the things you might have repeated. Once done with checking, send this message to yourself to see if the attachments and formatting are working as per expectations. If everything seems alright, mail it to the employer.

Failing to follow the instructions from the employer and basic requirements of an email application can result in your application being ignored. Hence, when you are choosing the email medium to apply, it is necessary to do it in a proper way and to increase your chance of being called for an interview.

by Eva Lee
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Eva Lee is a blogger who writes articles and blogs on career oriented topic for bestsampleresume.com

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