Emailing an employer about a job or opportunity opening

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How to Approach an Employer Over Email: Step 1: Mind Your Manners: Think of the basic rules you learned growing up, like saying please and thank you. Address people you don't know as Mr., Mrs., or Dr. Include their last name. Your greeting should be formal. For Example: Dear Dr. Erin Mills, Step 2: Always include a subject in your message, and make it as specific as possible. Subjects make it easier for your recipient to find your correspondence at a later date. They also reduce the likelihood that your message will get trapped in a spam filter. For Example: Inquiry from Erin Mills Regarding a Volunteer Opportunity with (company name) Step 3: Write in complete sentences. Thoughtfully composed sentences reduce the need for assumptions and show your recipient that you took the time to ensure your message was clear. Step 4: Be concise. Longer messages tend to be skimmed, so it’s important to quickly make your points, ask your questions, or state your need. Step 5: Be Professional! Do NOT use phrasing, text messaging syntax, all caps, exclamation points or emoticons. Maintaining a professional email tone is different from the type of communication used with friends or on online social networking sites. Step 6:
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course BUSINESS 100 taught by Professor Allprofessor during the Spring '12 term at Virginia College.

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