Monday, May 26, 2014

Netiquette - When to Include Your Cover Letter In Your Email Test

At times, you may wish to include your cover letter for a resume, proposal or other document. Here are some instances.

Include Your Cover Letter In The Body of Your Email So It Gets Read
 Dave Greenbaum, Gawker MediaMay 24, 2014, 07.30 PM IST

We've talked about writing an excellent cover letter before, but your letter could be ignored if you are attaching it to an email. Instead, write the cover letter as part of the email.

CareeRealism has a list of mistakes applicants make when writing cover letters. One of these is attaching it to the email application along with your resume. Here's why you shouldn't:

"Most hiring managers aren't going to open the cover letter and read it. They'll go straight to the resume instead. Want to ensure your cover letter gets read? Copy and paste it into the body of the e-mail. Whoever received the e-mail will be much more likely to read it if it's already right there in front of their face."

If the job listing requires a cover letter, I suggest adding the attachment as well. You don't want HR to reject you for not complying with the application process. Including the cover letter in the body of the email forces you to be succinct.

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