Our Tips For Writing To Employers

We know it's not easy.

You're going to have to get used to doing a lot of this.

Writing to employers is incredibly important because it acts as your first bit of communication with your potentially new bosses. That being said, here are our tips for doing so, whether you’re sending an email or writing a cover letter:

 

1. Be formal!

As you become closer with your employer, you can afford to be more casual, but formality is crucial to present yourself as a serious candidate. If you know the hiring manager’s name, either use their full name or address them as Mr. or Mrs. If you do not, then you can either say “Dear Hiring Manager,” or “Dear Sir or Madame”, depending on how formal you want to be.

2. Be passionate!

In your email or cover letter, explain why you want to work at their company. What is it about their workspace that gets you excited about them (other than pay)? Mentioning specifics will show the hiring manager that you care about getting a job offer from them.

 

3. Tell them why you should get the job.

After you explain why you would like to work for them, tell them what it is about you that would make you a strong hire. Make sure to highlight both the hard and soft skills you have, and feel free to brag about your past accomplishments.

 

4. Be clear with the subject and signature.

The subject line should make it easy for your employer to understand you are applying for a job. It should be something along the lines of “Firstname Lastname - Job title”. Also, when you finish the email, end with either “Best,” “Thank you for your time,” or  “sincerely,” and your name and phone number.

Ex.:

Best,

John Smith

(123)-456-7890

 

5. Be unique!

If you are applying for a job that you see online has many applicants, try to figure out a way to reach someone at the company directly. Any positive way to differentiate yourself will be very helpful, as many competitive positions have tons of applicants. Whether it’s emailing someone directly or taking the time to add specific details about the company in your cover letter, these things will help push you over the top and secure that interview.

If you have more questions, feel free to ask us through the form on the main job page.

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