Resume Emailing Tips

Tip 1: Make Your Email as Personal as It Can Be

Do not make a list of emails and send to them all at once. You need to send individual targeted emails. You have to research the recipient of your email first and target your message to him or her.

Tip 2: Make an Attractive Subject Line

The subject of your email is very important. You should make a very attractive subject that forces the recipient to open your email and read it. For example, if you send an email to Nakheel Properties, here’s a subject line that you could use: “Finance Manager with 14-yrs Experience for Nakheel Properties” But make sure that your subject line isn’t too long. Long subject lines are indicative of spam content and do not reach the inbox some times.

Tip 3: Greet The Recipient by Their Actual Name

Dear Sir/Madam is unattractive. Your message will be tossed in the trash folder if you use this greeting. Greet the recipient by their actual name. Use “Dear Mark” or “Dear Mrs. Smith”. Your message is much more likely to be read if you did that.

Tip 4: Do Not Ask for a Job Directly

If you’re sending your resume to a hiring manager or a contact who works in a company that you want to work for, do not ask them to look at your resume from the first email. Try to first send an email to establish a relationship. For example, ask them questions about their industry or about their company. Exchange an email or two with them, then pitch yourself.

Tip 5: Rename Your Resume File

Before you attach your resume to the email, rename the file to something more meaningful. The more meaningful your resume file name is, the more frequently it will show up when a search is made. For example, change “John Smith CV.doc” to “John Smith Finance Manager CV.doc” (avoid being too long here also). Now when they search for “finance manager”, your resume will show up first.

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