No one is as confident as a dispatch rider on a power engine bike and there is no one more confident than a job applicant with a well prepared resumé. More often than not, we might have gone for interviews with high hopes and end up coming back with tales of how they crashed like a pack of cards.

Sometimes we find the ourselves bearing the brunt of the hiring manager’s irritation, simply because we did not do the needful. So the next time, you will be emailing your resumé, you might need to consider this, especially if the resumé is prepared by you.

These are few things you should note;

Your email is not just an email

Your email identifies you. The hiring manager will be looking forward to seeing a personalised email address not your alias. A recruiter who comes across a CV from angelaonasu@hotmail.com and another from queenbusybee@hotmail.com will certainly take the former more serious than the latter. It is a prove of your professional trait as the applicant and ensure to use an accurately spelt out email address.

What are you applying for?

Avoid sending out blank emails without the position you are applying for. Let me share a secret with you, hiring managers are one of the most impatient people on planet earth. If you do not indicate the position you are applying for, there are chances that your mail might not be read as the hiring team will have tons of emails to go through – that is a clear evidence of self – disqualification.

Have the position you are applying for indicated both in your cover letter and the subject of your mail.

Cover letters are your resumeé’s fore-runner 

I bet we all need a fore-runner at a particular point in time. The biblical Jesus had a fore- runner herald his arrival, your resumé equally needs one. Your resumé should be accompanied by a cover letter or else  it is not required. They help you state out things you could not have included in your CV.

However, in a situation where you are required to send the cover letter as an attachment, ensure to send the mail with a brief introduction.


Getting an opportunity and blowing out off is worse than not getting an opportunity at all.

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