What Do I Put in the Subject of an Email When I Apply for a Job? (VIDEO)

What should I put in the subject of an email when I applied for a job? There are so many possibilities!



The question for today is:

What should I put in the subject of an email when I applied for a job?

For most of you, you are seeing something on walling or seeing an ad of some sort, you are seeing something that the company or the recruiting firm has cast the net for and you are applying for positions that way.  The subject line might read something like the title of the position so that in this way the reader is clear about the job you are applying for before opening your resume file.

If the company is asking you to include a job code or some other indicator that helps them specify which job this is, include that as well.  For example, it might refer to job 2714 accountant and mentioned a line of business.

Thus, you are making it clear to the reader why you are sending them an email because, after all, you have to remember their inbox.  You are thinking of one email that you are sending. They are receiving a lot of them in the course of the day.  You are helping them do triage on their inbox so they can go, “Oh!  It is a resume for that job.”

There is the 2nd condition when people apply for job.  That is when you are referred by someone.  In that instance, the subject line says that you are referred by so-and-so.  Thus, they know that you’re not just a stranger submitting a resume for a job; you are someone who has an introduction to them.

Then, in both cases you use the body of the email to stake out why it is you are qualified to do this job.  It isn’t a hardliner but what you are trying to do is make it clear to the reader why you are there and why you are emailing.


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