Email Job Application-Things you should know!

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Email Job Application

I have gotten queries from job seekers concerning their job applications through Email Job Application. Of all the queries, the one I don’t like to hear is “I have been applying for a job through email or online. Meanwhile, I have never been called once” I feel their pain.  However, they don’t know where they are getting it wrong.

There are three blocks to getting to a job through Email or online and you must smash those blocks from the very start if you want to be considered.

However, you should understand that HR is usually daunted with the task of selecting fitting candidates, and most times, they get large numbers for one job interview. 

Truth is, they may not have the time to thoroughly read through every application so your application has to be  catchy

Email Job Application

Since most job applications are done using email, here are best practices to follow;

  1. Use the email you are applying for as the subject of the mail. This works especially if they are recruiting for more than one job role. It enables HR to filter out each job role.
  2. Use your cover letter as the body of the mail. They need to know you beyond the CV and cover letter enables them to do that.

What is Cover Letter

This is the first thing an employer expects to see when they open a mail.

They may not have the patience to start downloading documents by the document to read both cover and CV. Moreover, this is why it should be as a body of the mail.

They may even go ahead to select candidates based on what the person has written.

Your cover letter otherwise known as application letter gives detailed information on what is on your CV, most especially, in your area of competence and skill.

3. Your CV should be attached as a PDF document

4. Your CV should be saved with your name as it enables easy access

5. Attach samples to your application- ie; applying for graphics design, attach samples of your work and testimonials (if you have)

Email Job Application Example 

CV: worked as a pharmacist in Norbis company- 2020-2023

Cover letter: During the time I worked as a pharmacist, I was able to detect fake drugs and reported to my boss. This made clients and hospitals trust my pharmacy as we eliminated fake drugs. This trust, in turn, increased revenue, and my company was able to expand from two branches to four branches.

CV: Worked as a research manager for the Edo development program.

Cover letter: My job as a research manager entails reporting economic deficiencies in the state. I led a team of 10 to efficiently find out, analyze, and proffer solutions on programs that brought revenue to the state. We were also able to revive the Edo refinery through our research thesis.

How to write a Cover Letter

Salutation and Intro: Greet and introduce yourself. Meanwhile, this grabs their attention here by highlighting your relevant areas of expertise, why the position appeals to you and why you are a great fit for the job.

Body paragraph: This is where you write more on your area of expertise, skills, and competence with emphasis on how you can help the company achieve its goals. Here, you basically showcase your result in your previous place of work.

Meanwhile, If you don’t have work experience include your CPGA. Academic awards or projects, include your extracurricular activities. 

Also, if you have done a part-time job, volunteering, internships, or if you run your own business.

Your motivation: If you have been able to achieve anything for yourself. 

What pushes you: Demonstrate enthusiasm for the role. Meanwhile, you need to ensure your spelling and grammar are correct.

Call to action paragraph: After highlighting your achievements and how hiring you will be great; you end with expecting a call for an interview from them.

Sign off: You end with professional sign off. This includes:

  • Sincerely. 
  • Regards. 
  • Thank you. 
  • Respectfully. 
  • Kind regards. 
  • Best regards

Email Job Application: CV or Resume

Email Job Application

After employers have gone past through your application, they will go through your CV to get all the information they may need about you.

Kindly note that there is a general CV and CVs that are tailored to meet particular needs.

For every job role, read through the job description and tailor your cv for that role.

It’s an advertisement, and you are the product. Your goal is to get hiring managers to buy you (means, to give you room for an interview. So, therefore, your cv should be well formatted with attention-grabbing details.

How to write a CV or Resume

Contact information: Marital details, religion, state, local government, *scrape them off!* Just your name, phone number, and email address should be found here.

Personal/Career objective: Write your career goals. 

Skills: If you have on hands, practical skills, Write them! A mixture of soft skills and technical skills will make a balance.

Not only, ability to work under pressure, team player, self-motivated (it’s not bad o, but Nigerian employers know that it is “auto fix” in every CV.

Education: Your education should be highlighted from the latest to least.

Work experience: Here you highlight your previous work experience, and your achievements (not responsibilities)

Online certifications and awards: Online courses or if you received an award. Professional bodies joined.

How to Respond to Rejected Mail

You have done all these, applied, and waiting for a call to come for an interview and after some time, you got a mail that your application is not successful. Well, don’t kill yourself! Everyone gets this! What do you do at this stage? Don’t just relax and hope that when another job comes, you will still apply like that!

Companies get tons of applications for each role and they want the best hands. Anything to give you an edge at your next application should be what you should be looking out for.

Here are some things you should do after rejection

1. After about two-three days, contact the company, thanking them for reading through your application, and asking them to retain your information for future opportunities. You could also ask what you did well and what you didn’t (if you get to the interview stage also). It will enable approach your next job hunt confidently. 

Note: Some HR may not have time to do this.

2. Dust your CV

3. Ask for internship or volunteering opportunities 

4. Identify the learning path. Join professional bodies-it enables you to go out of your comfort zone and meet new people.

5. Social media is your CV also. Use it well

Recommended: Three(3) Questions to Expect in a Job Interview- Interview Tips

With all this put together, creating a greater opportunity for job selection. Meanwhile, feel free to ask any questions using the comment section below.  Also, to get more job updates-Click Here!

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