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SENDING YOUR RÉSUMÉ THROUGH E-MAIL

When you e-mail your résumé, it goes to one person or organization. This is different than posting your résumé.

The most common method is attaching a file that contains your résumé to an email and sending it.

How you email your résumé will depend on the email software you are using. If your software won't let you attach a file, simply paste it in the text (message) area of your e-mail, and send it. Then ask if they would like you to mail (U.S. Post) a printed copy for their records.

Warning: Some employers who advertise online do not accept résumés via e-mail. Be sure to read a listing carefully before you respond to it.

When you email or post your résumé, always enter something in the subject line (something interesting, preferably). You can use the job title that was advertised, citing any relevant job numbers as noted in the ad. Don't leave the subject blank.

Include a cover letter when emailing your résumé unless you receive instructions indicating otherwise. The same rules apply as with standard mail. If there is no cover letter the reader doesn't know what you are applying for. Remember to send your résumé and cover letter in one file. Would you mail a letter and résumé in separate envelopes? Never!

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