13 Feb, 2013

Email ResumeYou spent hours trying to craft the perfect resume, so now that you have your masterpiece written, what’s the next step? Well, after writing your resume, you should definitely send it out to potential employers.

Instead of using the old-fashion paper resume method, more individuals choose to send their resumes via email. Even if sending an email is a simple task, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t special requirements for sending a resume via-email.

Here are some tips for sending a resume via email

Don’t forget to send your resume: One of the most common mistakes made by people when it comes to sending a resume via email is that they forget to attach the resume to the email. In addition to being highly embarrassing, forgetting to attach your resume can make you seem incompetent, irresponsible and unreliable, which are qualities that a potential employer isn’t looking for. Before pressing the send button, make sure that the resume attachment has been uploaded; this can help you save a lot of time and your dignity.

Spell check before you hit the send button

Grammar mistakes and spelling mistakes in your resume and email can cause the employer to toss your resume in the trash bin. You can’t trust your spell-checker to do all of the dirty work for you; it can’t catch homonym errors in your work. If you have the time, try to wait a few hours before proofreading because it can help you catch mistakes easily.

Think about your subject line

When sending your resume via email, always add a catchy subject line. Your email can be overlooked if you don’t add an attention-grabbing subject line. You don’t want to get lost in a sea of resumes, so if you want to increase your chances of getting noticed, make your subject line stand out.

Don’t forget your signature

Providing an email signature is highly important. It makes you look professional and confident. Employers need a way to contact you if they plan on hiring you, so always include your contact information alongside your signature.

Pay attention to the details

Paying attention to the details shows employers that you are willing to work extra hard in order to be a better worker. In addition to paying attention to grammar and spelling, paying attention to fonts is crucial. Choosing the right font can make you seem professional and make your resume easier to read. Never use fancy, hard-to-read fonts like Comic Sans MS because it can make reading your resume a difficult task, which usually means that it will end up in the trash bin. You should also make sure that the font size you select is big enough to read but small enough to look crisp and professional; a good size to use is font size 12.

By Jose H, Career Counselor, Blogger and Resume Writer. Giving valuable information on employers, market trends, and more. Owner of

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