Let's talk email. For the longest time I looked at each email I received as a mini homework assignment. I really hated it. By not responding, I saved lots of time, but unknowingly, I missed opportunities because I was upsetting everyone I didn't respond to. So I needed to find a way to use email to my advantage. Here are 4 key tips to help you use email to your advantage.
First, since email is free, create a new one for your job search. Pick a name related to the job you want, or the industry. For example, if you are looking for a job as an accountant, create an email address like [email protected], or [email protected] When people get emails from you, the immediate impression is NOT that you're blasting your resume for any kind of job, but rather that you're only applying to accounting jobs because that's what you love doing. If you have multiple specialties, have multiple addresses. People are drawn to people who are passionate about what they do.