Apply for a job by mail
-First the subject of your mail must be clear and specific enough. Avoid Vague formulas: response to an announcement, application, CV and letter of motivation, etc. The recruiter must see at a glance what announcement you are applying (he gets maybe mails for dozens of ads).
So specify the exact title of the position to which you are applying, for example: "Candidature for the post of head of RADIUS". If there is a number or an ad reference, specify here also: "Candidature for the post of head of Agency. REF. ACC-D16001 ".
-Similarly, name the file word of your CV indicating your name: serge.martin.doc -Finally, do not forget to indicate all your contact information (name, address and phone numbers) at the top left of your mail even if they are already in your CV. Your resume may be lost, or fail to open. We can contact you.
What is the difference between an e-mail and a handwritten cover letter?
-The mail must be more brief (not more than 1000 signs) because the legibility on screen is more limited. To count the signs, you can go in Word, select the text, andplace the menu Tools/statistics.
-The style must be more direct than the handwritten letter. You can matter faster by avoiding hollow forms of the style "I address to you my application because yourad from... caught my attention". Say instead: "After a first professional experienceof two years in public works as a works driver, I wish direct me towards a positionof project manager on a construction of international magnitude." ...
The ideal is to place in the first three lines, some arguments that give weight to your application. Then you can say what you are interested particularly in the advertisement or in the company that recruits: even if you send a mail, the bulk of your motivation must be explained.
-Simplify salutation. As in a professional mail, you can specify "cordially", after stating your availability for an interview.
The mistakes to avoid
-The standard message that says nothing about personnel of the style "Please findattached my CV". -mailing-list which reveal the addresses of your recipients: they show that you put all businesses in the same bag, without particular motivation.
-the html format or online.
-a photo on the CV whose weight exceeds 50 KB: hold you in to an identity formatand save your photo in .gif or .jpeg format. All of your message should not exceed300 KB.
-The oblivion of the CV as an attachment. Generally, review you. The mail quickly, then hand attention errors, shells or oversights.
And after: how to follow his candidacy?
There is no need to double your mail by a mail sending application. On the other hand, you can totally revive recruiter if you have received any news within 15 days.
Adopt the method you prefer: renewal by mail or by phone. The phone often allowsto have information on-line.
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