Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tips to send Job Application via email.

Market Leaders use BrassRing to accept Job Applications, however there are so many entry level companies which accept the Job Application through an email.

The common queries about this application process are :
- What should I write in an email, while sending Job Application ?
- What is the best way to send Job Application ?
- How to develop recruiter's interest in the profile ?
- What exactly does a company expect from a candidate ?
& the list goes on .... Isn't it ?

The first step is to spend time in understanding the company's profile through website. Make a note of it's current projects.

1- Subject of the email :
It helps recruiters & the system to filter profiles according to the job hence selecting relevant subject matters a lot.
> Mention the job code in the subject (if any)
> If you don't know the job code so use subject like "Job Application" etc.. 

2- Greetings & Salutation :
Always remember that First impression is the last impression. 
If you're interested so you can greet the recruiter as well. Example "Greetings of the day !"
Begin your email with "Dear Mr./Mrs. Last Name" and if you don't know the last name so you can use "Dear Recruitment Manager"
> Salutation is always used with the last name. 

3- Introduction :
Begin by stating what job you are applying for. Explain where you heard about the job, particularly if you heard about it from a contact associated with the company.
Briefly mention how your skills and experience match the company and/or position; this will give the employer a preview of the rest of your letter.
Example : 
If the company deals in Unmanned Air Vehicle & you've made a project on it during your academics so mention it. 
If it deals in Antenna & Navigation and you've scored good marks in the Section-B paper of Radio so mention it.
(Mentioning the skills of CFD while applying for a job of "Pilot" or "Avionics Technician" will never help you.)
> It's very necessary to mention Job specific skills & experience. 
4- Closing :
Restate how your skills make you a strong fit for the company and/or position. State that you would like to interview and/or discuss employment opportunities.
Example : 
Looking forward for your positive response and to shake hands with the future projects. 
Looking forward for your positive response and to be a part of team-My AeSI asap. 
Looking forward for your positive response and a long term career with Himalya Group.

Key Points to remember :

  1. An email Job Application should be no more than one page long.
  2. Use a professional font such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri. The font size should be between 10 and 12 points.
  3. It should be properly organized, formatted and spaced so it's readable and makes the best impression on the recruitment manager.
  4. Attach a nicely crafted resume. (Resume differs from company to company. Always remember that mentioning relevant skills, experience, projects and achievements matter a lot)
  5. Include your contact information at the end of the Job Application.

Cheers !

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