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emailing resumes

lil_killer129lil_killer129 Registered User Posts: 4,706 Senior Member
How should we email resumes? Should we type a cover letter in the text box and attach a resume in msword format? Also, if we do make an attachment, how should we let them know that one is attached on the bottom so they actually find it?
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Replies to: emailing resumes

  • tenisghstenisghs Registered User Posts: 3,955 Senior Member
    There are two ways of emailing resumes:

    a) You can create an email-style cover letter (usually concise and to the point) in the text box (body of the email) and attach your resume as a Word or PDF document

    b) You can create a cover letter and resume file (cover letter always first before ther esume) as a Word or PDF document and attach it to the email
  • ken285ken285 Registered User Posts: 3,931 Senior Member
    I prefer A) because the reader can get to the cover letter faster. People don't spend much time reading these things.
  • Redsoxfan583Redsoxfan583 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    How soon before someone is looking for a job should they email their resume? Say I'm looking for a job for the summer, when would be appropriate to start emailing?
  • tenisghstenisghs Registered User Posts: 3,955 Senior Member
    @ Redsoxfan583

    It really depends on the industry. If it is a very competitive job or internship that starts in the summer, the company or organization usually start hiring in the fall of the previous year and applications are due by January/February/March. Some places don't have such strigent schedules and start interviewing you as soon as you apply.
  • lil_killer129lil_killer129 Registered User Posts: 4,706 Senior Member
    If I choose choice A, do I need to include something along the lines of "Attached in this email is my resume. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me anytime" at the end of my cover letter and then put my name? I'm just afraid they won't see the attachment and don't know if I even sent one.
  • DarkStarDarkStar Registered User Posts: 377 Member
    You would say that even if just sent in a physical cover letter and resume, so yes.
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