So you’ve stumbled on a job advert and you think you would do well in the role; great! The advert requires you to email your CV.
What do you do next? Attach your CV and send? Not quite.
Here are a few tips to help you in the application process:
1. Ensure your email has a subject even if the job advert doesn’t expressly say so. In ALL your communication, both private and professional, do not send an email without a subject. Besides the obvious reasons, a mail with a subject is less likely to be treated as spam.
2. Include a brief covering mail introducing yourself and why you are sending the mail. For example, if you are applying for an Admin Manager role, your covering mail could be as simple as:
Please find attached my CV as part of my application for the Admin Manager role.
I am passionate about seeing organisations run efficiently and have worked for 10 years across several industries to achieve this.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Including a covering mail gives you the chance to sell yourself by catching the recruiter’s attention early on and prompting them to take a further look at your CV.
Additionally, you distinguish yourself because not many applicants put in the effort to write a covering mail.