Nov 09, 2018 - 04:08 PM
Your subject line when sending a cover letter in an email should be brief and specific. Aim to write a subject line that indicates who you are, and that notes the job for which you’re applying. Also note any attached documents. Here’s an example: Ian Brown - Senior Product Manager - Resume & Cover Letter.
A subject line like the one above should be adhered to even if you’re sending your cover letter in the body of an email. Including this sort of information increases the likelihood that the hiring manager or recruiter will open your email. It helps them to know that you aren’t sending spam and that you’re sending something useful. Including your name and the job title can also help them to find your email again at a later time.
Ideally, if you send your cover letter via email, you will send it to the hiring manager or recruiter. If you have a friend who works at the company, you can also send it to your friend and ask them to forward your message to the hiring manager. Before you do that though, you need to first ask your friend if that delivery route is possible.
Also, don’t forget to include your resume along with your cover letter! A cover letter is almost never sent alone—it acts as a highly necessary complement to your resume.
Aug 13, 2018 - 07:54 AM