Effective emailing is a useful transferable skill, and the skills you have practised in this topic are skills you will need when you are job-hunting and sending email at work.
If you need to send an email to a potential employer when you are applying for jobs, you'll want to make a good impression, so your new-found awareness of email bad practice should prove useful.
1. Use the check list below to make sure you are sending professional emails to prospective employers.
|In my email, I have...|
|included a clear, concise and explanatory subject|
|used a respectful greeting (Dear...)|
|used the correct title and name for the person I am contacting|
|used correct spelling, grammar and punctuation|
|used a polite and appropriate tone|
|briefly and clearly explained who I am and why I am contacting them|
|included the title and/or reference number of the job I am applying for|
|briefly explained why I am suitable for the job|
|confirmed that I have attached my CV and a covering letter - and made sure they are attached|
|thanked them for their time|
|signed off using my full name|
|added a signature so they have my contact details|