In today's world of computers, Internet, and email, many job seekers send their resumes to potential employers electronically. Though convenient, there are potential problems with sending a resume by email, such as computer and connection issues, messages lost in spam or junk files or busy employers overlooking emails. Sending a resume the traditional way, through the mail, creates a neat professional impression, and starts with a properly addressed envelope. Without this vital first impression looking its best, a resume may end up in the trash.
When sending a resume by email, make the subject line clear (include the job posting number or job title). If you’re also sending a cover letter, most employers prefer that you only send one attachment, including both documents together as one PDF. The body of your email should be professional but brief, indicating the reason for your message and what is attached.
Apply for jobs by sending a resume by email or through the post