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How to Send an Email for a Job Posting

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It’s one thing to see an offer you love, but it’s also another thing to know how to send an email for the job posting.

Being eager to personalize your resume, craft a good cover letter, and send your application via mail isn’t enough.

If the organization doesn’t have any current job openings, you may decide to risk it by sending them an email asking for a position and then presenting your resume.

However, it would be best to consider a few things before approaching a company in this manner.

So frequently, you should think: “how do I write to make sure that the resume reaches where it has to?

How to get the recruiter’s attention?” And in this article, I’ll share with you some tips on how to send a job application via email.

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How to Send an Email for a Job Posting

Here are a few tips to guide you on how to send an email for a job posting:

The Subject of the Email 

The email’s subject largely determines whether the hiring personnel would open the email to a large extent.

If you know the name of the person who manages the selection process, I recommend that you bring the email to their attention.

You can get the name of the hiring personnel via LinkedIn or the company’s website.

Besides the name, you must also put the position you want to send your resume. If a reference number is attached to the job posting, you can include it too.

Greeting and Presentation of Yourself

For the initial greeting, use a cordial but professional formula. And introduce yourself and refer to the vacancy you want to apply for. An example of this could be: “Dear Carl Carlos, I am Angel Claire, a Content Marketing Expert.”

Show Interest in the Position and the Company

Showing interest in the job you are applying for works well, but you also have to do the same for the company.

And in doing so, you need to do some research about the company to know more about their work culture and values.

This would better inform your decisions and choice of words when expressing your interest in the job. 

SEE ALSO: Rules For Emailing Potential Employers

Make a Call to Action and Show Your Willingness to Hold an Interview

And before you say goodbye, you can make a call to action to the recruiter.

The aim, in this case, is for the recruiter to value the possibility of knowing more about your profile and to invite you to carry out an interview.

It is also essential to show that you are willing to facilitate this contact so that the interview takes place. 

Closing and Signature

In this section, you can thank the hiring personnel for the time spent reading your cover letter and resume.

And of course, utilize the opportunity to bid them goodbye or best regards.

In addition to that, it is also essential that you leave your name and contact information at the end.

This makes it easier for the recruiter to contact you later if they want to know more about you. 

Attach Cover Letter and Resume

This last step is obvious but always remember to attach the documents.

Please attach it to the email message in the format suggested by the employer or hiring personnel.

Keep in mind that you should send your cover letter and resume in PDF format, especially if no other format is required.

Sending your resume in Word format may make the person receiving it see a half disassembled resume. Imagine the impression that gives, so keep that in mind.

Before clicking the “send” button, take time to read through the message again to check for spelling, grammar, and syntax errors and ensure you’re sending it to the right contact.

Secondly, it’s ideal you send a test mail by first mailing yourself the email for the job

This ensures that the email message is in the correct format and nothing is amiss. After that, you can send it directly to the hiring personnel if everything is okay.

SEE ALSO: Easy way to a find hiring manager email


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