How to Mail a Resume and Cover Letter?

1. Follow the Employer’s Instructions

It’s important to send your attachments correctly, to include all the information you need so your email message is opened and read. When you apply for jobs via email, the employer may require you to send your resume and cover letter as an attachment to an email message.

2. Save Your Cover Letter and Resume

You can either save your cover letter in document format or write it directly in the email message. If you have word processing software other than Microsoft Word, save your acting resume as a Word (.doc or .docx) document.

3. Be Sure to Include a Subject in the Email Message

Add a subject to the email message before you start writing it. That way, you won’t forget to include it afterward. Your email message must include a subject line, and it should explain to the reader who you are and what job you are applying for.

4. Write an Email Message to Send With Your Resume

First, open your email account. Then click on Message at the top left of the screen or click on File, New, Message. If you are attaching a cover letter, your email message can be brief. Simply state that your resume and cover letter are attached.

5. Add Your Signature to an Email Message

If you have a LinkedIn profile, include it in your signature. Do the same with any other social media accounts you use for career and business purposes. To add your signature to your email message, click on File, Insert, Signature if you have a signature saved that you use for job searching.

6. Attach Your Resume and Cover Letter to an Email Message

  • Click on Insert, Attach File. Your email client will display a list of files in the default file folder of your computer.
  • Click to select the file you want to add to your email message, and then click on Insert to attach the document to your email message.
  • Before you click Send, send the message to yourself to be sure all the attachments come through, and your email message is perfect.
  • Click Send, and your cover letter and your resume will be on their way to the employer.

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