Email Etiquette for Job Seekers
â€¢ Keep your emails as short and to the point as possible.
â€¢ Use HTML to take advantage of tracking, but keep it simple.
â€¢ Intrigue your reader with the email message and get them to find out more by clicking your resume website.
â€¢ Spend most of the time on the top three inches of the email, because it is what people see if they are using â€œpreviewâ€ in Outlook.
â€¢ Ask them to forward the email to other people who may be looking for your skills.
â€¢ Use an effective subject line. It must reflect the contents of the email, but you also want to make it stand out.
â€¢ Do not send it if looks like spam (i.e., you would just delete it unread).
â€¢ Always use both first and last names in the â€œfromâ€ line. Most people assume email from a first name only is spam.
â€¢ 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.