E-Mailing Résumés, Cover
Letters, and Attachments:
Increasing the Chances Your Résumé Will Get Read
ALWAYS KEEP in mind that your goal in sending your résumé is to set up an interview with the hiring authority. Nothing else matters! This book so far has shown you how to develop a winning résumé; now you need to consider how to get that résumé into the hands of the hiring authority. This chapter explains just how to do that—in other words, what works and what doesn’t work, especially in this world of electronic communication. Should you use a cover letter? How do you get employers to open up your e-mail? Should you send a hard copy? Let’s get started.
Ninety percent of the time you’re going to deliver your résumé to an employer by e-mail. It is best to make your résumé an attachment,