Job Seekers Should Mind Their Emails

Application Process

Many job seekers focus only on their resumes as they prepare to communicate with a prospective employer. While important, a resume is only an outline of a candidate’s past experience and education and doesn’t reflect his or her ability to communicate effectively, a quality desired for most roles. The cover letter, arguably equally as important as the resume, if not more, often plays second fiddle and is frequently delivered in a generic, templated form.

“A resume is of limited value to an employer if he or she doesn’t know what kind of work you want to do,” according to Randall S. Hansen, PhD, founder of Quintessential Careers. “A cover letter tells the employer the type of position you’re seeking — and exactly how you are qualified for that position. Your cover letter can explain things that your resume can’t.”

By ignoring this great opportunity, a candidate may be forfeiting a chance to impress a potential employer. At Wordzen, we understand that a cover letter is your best chance to stand out among candidates. When qualifications are similar, it’s your chance to show your unique knowledge and value you can bring to the team apart from just your certifications. Our editors will present you as an effective communicator, emotionally intelligent, and having a strong grasp of the English language. They’ve even taken the time to write out some tips for you as you start to draft your “big shot.”

Being Considered for a Role

 As you progress in the hiring process, it’s likely that the back-and-forth during a job screening will require several emails. During this correspondence, a hiring manager has the opportunity to get a feel for your level of professionalism and how well you translate thoughts into words. It’s important to prove yourself during this stage and avoid damaging your chances of receiving the role.

Wordzen is a distinctive email editing service in that we use real, human editors to review and draft emails for our users. While there are automated spell-checkers and grammar tools available out there, only an experienced editor can understand the intent and context of an email communication and form an emotionally intelligent, perfectly-crafted message. After reviewing your outgoing message, our editors also check for grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, and clarity, even sending you personalized suggestions if necessary. The resultant communiqué is one that is professional, concise, and demonstrates a genuine desire to get the job.

Our users are amazed by the transformation of a draft to final email message, and job seekers especially have expressed the comfort that comes from the guarantee of being represented professionally and intelligently during an otherwise stressful time. Using Wordzen removes the possibility of experiencing that pit of anxiety in your stomach produced by accidentally sending a typo to a potential employer, and it can help give you the confidence to apply for the job of your dreams. We like to think that using Wordzen is a chance to represent yourself in the best light possible. When better to do that as you embark or advance on your career path?

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