Tip 1: How to send a resume by email
All contacts of the employer, which he deems necessary to make public, can be found directly in the vacancy announcement. E-mail among them will be compulsory: often employers prefer not to make public the telephone in order to protect themselves from calls to the most part of obviously unsuitable applicants (and there will always be significantly more of them than vacancies).
If the source of information about a vacancy is the company's website, the email address of its personnel department should be either in the description of a specific vacancy, or in the section dedicated to the career.
It is best to copy it directly from the source and paste it into the desired letter field.
In the field for the topic, indicate which question you are addressing. For example: “Job response. "Or" Summary of the position. ".
The addressee should see that he received not spam, but an appeal on the topic of interest to him at the moment. In addition, it will give more chances that your email will pass through a spam filter.
Do not forget to attach a resume file to the letter using a special button (“Attach file”, “Attachement” or other closest in meaning).
Sending an empty letter to the employer with a summary attached to it has long been considered a bad form. Use the body of the message to place a cover letter. The purpose of this document is to convince the employer that it makes sense for him to spend time opening a file with a resume, and not immediately delete your message.
If you have absolutely nothing to say, you can use the option: “Hello! Please consider my candidacy for the vacant position. and read my resume in the attached file. Sincerely. "
Even this banal and stereotyped version looks much better than a message without such text.
Before sending the letter, check it. Make sure there are no grammatical errors in the text. And if the language is not at odds (which in itself is not yet a crime, but in this case, the errors are unacceptable), type it in MSWord. Speller, though not the best assistant, but even worse - even without him.
Check if your resume is outdated or oriented to a different profession or position. If something is wrong, replace.
Only when you are sure that everything is as it should be, the letter can be considered ready to be sent.
Never just call a file “resume”. The best option is to specify your name, even better - the name of the vacancy. For example, "Ivanov sales manager summary." An employer can receive a lot of letters with the same name of an attached file in one day, and all of them are saved in one folder. Having saved him from bad work, you will gain extra points.
A common mistake for job seekers is: just call resume file to resume.doc. And the employer can receive millions of letters containing an attachment with the same name. Well, how can he identify them when all the responses to a job are usually stored in the same folder? It is better to use additional identifiers: name and surname plus the name of the profession or position for which a specific resume is made (if you are interested in several positions, the resume for each should be separate and highlight the strengths most relevant to this position, and bring to the forefront the requirements it is on her experience and skills).
Do not send your resume in the body of the letter, unless it is requested by the employer.
When using MSWord for writing summaries, it is better to keep the file available for the old version of the editor. It will open and new, which the employer may not be (and there are many such, including quite reputable companies), and the previous variations of the program.
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