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5 Ways to Effectively Up Your Email Game and Get Hired

5 Ways to Effectively Up Your Email Game and Get Hired
From Recruiter - January 10, 2017

More than 2.5 billion peoplein the world use email today, and more than2.5 million emails are sent every single second. In fact, 61 percent of people report email to be very important for their jobcompared to 54 percent of people who expressthe same sentiment about the internet.

More likely than not, you will have to use email in your next job search. Whether youre reaching out to the person who will be making the hiring decision or following up after an interview, having stellar email skills will definitely improve your chances of getting hired.

Here are some tips for you:

1. Emailing The Right Person + Personalization = Email Success

You are probably familiar with emails that take the following format:

Hi,

Id like to reach out to see if youre looking to hire [position] at X Company.

I have [degree] and [experience 1] and [experience 2], and I think I will be the best fit for you.

I look forward to discussing more if youre interested.

Warm Regards,

Mark

While most people assume that emails like this are best because they areshort and concise, there areactually two problems with this format. First, the emailis often sent to the wrong person or to a generic email address. This is a recipe for failure. Second, it lacks personalization.

Now, think about this modified version:

Hi John,

Id like to reach out to see if youre looking to hire [position] at X Company. Im a long-time follower and admirer, and I feel I will really align with your goals and values such as [X] and [X].

I have [degree] and [experience 1] and [experience 2], which makes me the ideal candidate for helping X Company achieve the goals of [X] and [X].

I look forward to discussing more and sending you my C.V. if youre interested.

Warm Regards,



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