It doesn’t matter what you put in your email body – unless your subject line entices your reader to read it. The right subject line for an email can get attention and make you stand out to a hiring manager. This will help you get the job that you desire.
Akscellence is sharing our top tips for creating compelling email subject lines.
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Always think before you type.
Your subject line is an important part of any email, especially if it’s not being sent to anyone. This section of your email should be as important as the body.
Frontload the good stuff.
In the subject line, mention anything that is promising or interesting. Negative words are often overlooked as people scan only their inboxes. While “Thank You” is a smart choice, you should also include other positive terms as appropriate.
Be concise and precise.
Unfocused or too-long subject lines may not be understood. Make sure to only include the most important information in a concise and engaging way. You might think of something like “Administrative interview – What’s next?” to follow up on an administrative assistant interview.
Names dropped the right way.
Connections can make all of the difference when you are on the job search. Use the opportunity to make a connection with a professional acquaintance. A familiar name can increase your chances of getting an email opened. If you are following up on a resume submission, say “New Finance Job Opportunity Jim Smith Mentioned.”
Nearly every recruiting manager worth following up will be overwhelmed by an inundation of emails daily. These quick email tips will help you make sure your message is noticed, read, and receives the response that you desire.
Are you on the job search? Akscellence can help you not only search but also succeed. We have offices all over the country to help you find great work, whether full-time or temporary. Call your local Akscellence to find out more or search for jobs.