4 things to include in every job you pitch by email

Today hundreds if not thousands of people are applying for the same jobs you are, thanks to 2020 and the pandemic.

With many resumes getting tossed in the trash before management even reads them, you have to know how to pitch yourself, so your emails and resumes get read rather than ignored.

Anytime you pitch a job by email, you should include these items to get yourself at the top of the candidates’ list and in front of them in an interview.

Draft the perfect subject line

Your subject line should make the reader want to open your email. Just using ‘job application’ or ‘Human Resources’ won’t cut it.

Your email will end up at the bottom of the pile or even in the discarded file because that’s what everyone writes.

Instead, come up with a unique and eye-catching yet professional subject line. You want to pique their interest without coming off as unprofessional. It should be short and sweet but intriguing enough that they want to learn more.

Capture the reader’s attention in the first few sentences

You got the reader to open your email. Now it’s time to keep their attention. They don’t want a long-winded email that takes forever to get to the point.

Come up with a grabbing first sentence and keep the momentum going for the first few sentences. You can wrap it up with more details later on, but for now, give them a reason to keep reading.

If you know the company’s pain points or why they’re trying to fill the position, put yourself in that spot, and explain how you can provide value. 

Talk about your strengths

Once you’ve established why you’re writing to them and why they should keep reading, it’s time to show off your strengths.

While this is a time to show the reasons you’re a good fit for the job, still keep it brief. They don’t want someone on their soapbox that’s busy patting themselves on the back.

They want to know what you do well and how it affects the company. In other words, what can you do for them that they don’t already have?

Put yourself in their shoes and think about what you’d want to hear about yourself that would sell them on you. 

Close with a thank you

Always end your email with a “Thank You.” You can also include a quick sentence that states you’ve included your resume or any other pertinent documents.

But most importantly, acknowledge that you know they are busy and that you appreciate the time they took to read your email. Close with a statement about how you look forward to speaking with them soon.

Take control of your email job pitches

Don’t let the numbers scare you. Just because hundreds of others are applying for the same jobs you do doesn’t mean you should give up.

Use it as your motivation to show off. This is your time to shine or stand out of the crowd. Let employers know what you can do for them that others can’t. Your email is the first step, and for some, it’s the last step.

If you want to win the chance to interview – master your email and win the job pitches, so you have choices when you’re looking for a job.