It is a known fact that the way you write reflects your personality and intellectual capability. In an extremely modern society where the Internet dominates the life of almost every person in the planet, the way you write and send your email messages will reflect who you are. You will be assessed on how you interact online and you will be evaluated based on the email you send. With this concept in mind, emailing your cover letter and resume should be done with caution.

Most HR professionals believe that a job seekers’ true nature can easily show online as most job seekers can be caught easily, and they fall into traps and create mistakes carelessly. The simple nature of online interaction can potentially damage the status of some job seekers. So to prevent such circumstances, read the guidelines below on how to email your documents to a potential employer.

Act Professionally. Although online interaction is not a direct way to interact with hiring managers, it is still extremely proposed to be professional while sending an email to a prospective employer. Show your interest and try to make it a serious process. Emailing may be a easy way of communicating but when it comes to looking for a job it is critical to have a business-minded outlook.

As a sign of formality, address your prospective employer with respect. Begin with the standard method of greeting someone professionally. If an employer replies to your message, depending on how the greeting begun your response should be with either informal or formal greeting.

Make use of capitalization and punctuation marks appropriately. In an online interaction, people may use capitals and punctuation marks excessively. This is why most job seekers can produce an unintended tone during an online interaction or while sending email to prospective employers. Since the communication is done from different areas where two people interact without seeing the facial reaction of the other, the emotions portrayed online can easily be misinterpreted. With incorrect usage of capitalization and punctuation marks, your candidacy for the job position can be stripped away from you.

Also, the way people interact on the internet is quite different from real or face-to-face communication. Online, people can act and use informal words and phrases. Furthermore, ambiguous words are often used online. Because of the freedom that the Internet provides, people have high chance of making slips while applying for a job online.

Write formally and carefully. Apart from the professionalism of your email, the message should be composed with care. Pay attention to every detail of your email message. If you should, review your email message at least three times. Or you can allow a friend proofread your email message. Remember that your email message should not contain any simplified modern or informal words. Also prior to sending, check that you fill out the subject line. The content of the message should also be written formally. It should be short and yet concise.

Generally, the subject of your email message should open the door to great chances. It should be well written and it should sound business like. Always remember that your email message should have the same impact as your application documents.

Author's Bio: 

Landon Long is the founder of You can download his FREE "Resume Rebel" Video Course to learn how to write a resume and stand out in a slow economy.