Emailing your resume is quite common. Many job advertisements ask that you email
your resume. When asked to email your resume, you can either attach your resume
to the email message or include your resume in the body of the email message.
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How to email your resume:
As some email filters block some emails with attachments & many don't trust
opening an attachment anyway, some choose to include their resume in the body of
the email message.
Sometimes employers ask that a resume be
included in the body of the email message or they may instruct applicants not to
send attachments. In these instance,:
Open your MS Word resume & click copy, then paste it in
the body of your email.
Send a test email to yourself to see how your email will
look. If you have different email applications try them all to see how the
email will look.
Adjust the email, as some of the fancy characters will
You still need a cover letter which can be inserted at the
top of the email, then followed by your inserted resume. See sample
email cover letter.
Once you create your email containing your cover letter
& resume, you can re-use it as a template for future applications by
editing it each time for the specific job.
You can use the same email template for online applications,
by cutting & pasting.
If there are no instructions reference attachments, you can
attach your MS Word resume, but ensure that you follow up quickly to ensure the
email & attachment were received & the employer was able to open the
Employers expect your emailed resume to be free of grammar, spelling