Posted by Brian McCullough
A great article this weekend about how to make sure your email gets read.
We’re inundated with email these days. A lot of it spam. How can you make sure your email gets read?
This is especially important for job seekers. Especially if you’re sending in a job application, what can you do to make it more likely the hiring manager will open an read you email?
I’ll summarize the advice list after the jump, but I encourage you to read the entire article for detailed tips.
- Keep it short.
- Make the subject line a summary.
- Start and end with “you.”
- Only one topic per message.
- Use an appropriate tone.
- Don’t send extra copies.
- Respect spelling and grammar.
- Remember it’s not private.
- Email isn’t for arguments.
- Mind those threads.
I can think of instances where each of these points have direct application for job seekers.
Read the whole thing here.