I get a lot of job applications emailed to me.
I am aware that each and every person who writes in looking for employment is an individual, and I look at and answer each email individually out of respect for the time taken to send to us and out of respect that here's a human being who clearly needs employment, even if the applicant is totally unsuitable. If my answer can help them learn who and how to approach others, that's great!
I never cease to be amazed at the number of people who don't research the companies to whom they're applying; I'm just responding to a request asking if we have for any jobs in the Cork area ... which seems a pretty unlikely thing for a three person company from Melksham, Wiltshire, England to have on offer.
I am not impressed by clearly circular letters which don't address one of us by name, make no reference to the company in the enquiry, and come in to the general "info@" email address.
I like an email introduction that says "thank you for reading this and considering it" when I get to the end of it, and leaves me with a warm feeling.
I find emails that have every single paragraph starting with the word "I"
to be very self centred, and that's quite an inappropriate approach for anyone who might be interested in joining our team
I .... OOps ;-) .... (written 2006-05-16, updated 2006-06-05)
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