We are living in an age where almost 75 percent of job applications are submitted online and therefore your application alone is not only what gets you the job interview but also your email etiquette is a contributing factor to impressing the recruiters,most people apply jobs online and do not get responses due some of the following factors.
1. Witty Email Addresses
Make sure you are using an appropriate email address for your job search. Avoid using vulgar words and too many characters as they can often be distracting email addresses like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org they are not only unprofessional but they also show that a candidate does not create a serious impression avoid witty email addresses.
2. Add a subject to your subject line.
If you don’t, “(no subject)” will be displayed in your recipient’s inbox. This will lessen your chances of getting noticed as recruiters wouldn’t even bother opening your message.Most jobs always insist on applicants indicating the job title on the email subject ,failure to do this could be a reason why you have not got an interview call lately. . You may also consider including your name. Avoid attention-grabbing subject lines such as “I’m your next marketing director!” and opt for direct, professional communication.
3. Add a body to your email.
Even if you have an email resume and cover letter attached, you should avoid leaving the body blank. You should briefly introduce your application and CV to the recruiter as a form of courtesy, always create an impression to recruiters in a way that makes you unique and that sends you aside from other hundreds of job applicants
Do not make your email body too lengthy as it might as well put off the recruiter it should be brief and straight to the point
4. Use professional salutations
Email etiquette reflects manners you would use in person, as well. For example, people don’t tend to greet their bosses in the morning with a “Yo.” These informal, colloquial expressions show a lack of professionalism and tell the reader that the sender doesn’t care to be taken seriously.
Use professional greetings like “Hello” or “Hi.” It’s fine to be relaxed through the writing, but that should not impact the greeting.
Similarly, signatures ought to be respectful. “Best Regards” and “Sincerely” are great examples. This should be followed by a signature block in the same font as the body.
The signature block tells the reader about you — your name, the company you work for, your title — and provides contact information like a telephone number.
But that should be it. Candidates should keep this simple and avoid artwork or an excess of meaningful sayings.
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5. Proofread your Email before sending
This is common sense, when emails are riddled with errors, the writer looks lazy, careless, and ignorant. Job seekers won’t impress employers with their poor grammar, comma, misuse and terrible spelling. Proofreading also involves checking the tone.
While people like to write in a clear, straightforward way, some audiences may perceive this as anger. It’s important to show some personality, but within reason. Attempting to add humor is usually a bad idea because tone and sarcasm are received differently in the written word than in speech.
Always proof read your email to avoid sending twice after realizing your mistakes in the first email.
Email Etiquette complements your application and therefore you must ensure that the recruiter perceives you as polished
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