My motto is to make it easy for people.
Make it Easy for Anyone to Contact You
I don't want people to have to hunt for information, which includes how to contact you. Let's talk about your e-mail signature in your cover letters when you are e-mailing the resume.
Emailing a resume and cover letter
If you are e-mailing a resume, it will be an attachment. But adding a second attachment such as your cover letter is usually a bad idea. Better idea? Paste the cover letter into the e-mail. Generally, at this point the formatting of your cover letter changes from the more formal letterhead style cover letter that you would traditionally send in the mail to using the format of the email header:To: John.Doe@xyzcompany.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Project Manager - Operations
Then comes the body of your cover letter and at the end of the cover letter you can still say "Sincerely" or Yours truly" or any other close you normally would use in a business letter. But after that comes your e-mail signature.
What is your e-mail signature?Julie Walraven ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ email@example.com 555-555-5555 (your phone number) http://www.linkedin.com/in/juliewalraven
The link can be left on or off depending on the circumstances but should always add value. Yes, some of this information is already in the cover letter and should be in your resume address header but you need to make it easy to contact you. Your e-mail signature should be part of your e-mail all the time.
Make Sure People Find Your Email Address and a Way To Contact You when sending a Cover Letter
Never trust that people find your e-mail address just in the top of the e-mail whether it is job search related, writing to a friend, or writing to a company. Make your contact information easy to find and refer back to in the future.
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