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How To Compose And Send An Effective Email To Recruiter

by D. Lawton

Category: Job Seeker Tools

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Recruitment executives should be approached with respect and professionalism. When looking for work, you should think carefully about how you use email to send a cover letter or resume. Do not be overly informal or pushy as this is not going to work in your favor. Consider that the number of approaches a recruiter receives on a daily basis is many. An email to recruiter should be composed carefully and with the right structure and language.

No matter who the recruitment executive is working for, be it a private agency, a government body, or an actual business, you need to be mindful of what to say and what not to say in your email. If you were to use the same generic format for every mail you send out, do not expect to see the results that you expect. You should take the time to customize each approach.

Do not consider telling any untruths in your cover letter. If the recruiter believes that you are exaggerating your skills or that your mail contains errors, it is unlikely that they will assist you. Always try to ensure that you get off to the best possible start.

Keep in mind that recruiters have an extensive network of contacts that are invaluable when looking for work. If you lie, you will find the door closed and a massive contact list made inaccessible. Due to the reach of the internet, it has become easy for an HR executive to check up on an individual's claims and background.

As mentioned above, most recruiters are busy people, they receive countless emails every single day. If you were not to get straight to the point it is unlikely that your request will be given any sort of priority. Keep your correspondence short and to the point. Do not add what you think to be funny jokes or phrases to your emails. Be professional and make the message clear throughout.

Your initial email should explain who you are, why you are making contact, and what you would like to achieve. The language you use should not be loaded with adjectives and unnecessary points. Consider what would make your cover letter stand out from the countless others that are received each and every day.

Do not repeat all the information from your CV in the email. What it should contain is a basic outline of your skills, the type of work you are looking for, and your expected salary. These details would help the recruitment executive understand whether or not they can help you.

If you follow these rules, and send an email to recruiter which is respectful and courteous, you would stand a better chance of getting the results that you want. After all, it is in the interest of all recruiters to fill positions, if you come across as employable they will do all they can to find you work. With the economy now in a somewhat fragile state and unemployment rising, don't miss your chance to impress.

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