The most important thing a recruiter needs is up to date information. This is where the email becomes very important. You want to grab them right away. Keep your email short and sweet. A one line introduction with the following information:
- Availability. If they are looking for a contractor to start immediately, then put that in the email.
- two weeks notice
- current contract ending mm/dd/yy
- Location: If your home is in Markham and the position is in Mississauga, be sure to say:
- willing to commute
- willing to relocate (especially if the position is out of province)
- or put in a specific location, ie downtown Toronto
- Salary: Give them a range. Most positions advertised have a salary on them, if this is acceptable to you then put it in the email.
- Education: Tell them you have a degree from Waterloo or you are a “Sun Certified Java Developer”, etc
- Technical Skills: 5 years experience working with IBM WebSphere in a Windows environment
- Management Skills: 10 years leading teams developing ……using …..
Then again a 1 line closing sentence. “I can be reached at ……… Thank you for your time”
- 1 short introductory sentence
- 6 bullets briefly detailing the information that makes you qualified for a specific position
- 1 short closing sentence.
Good luck job hunting
Lynne Carlson started her career off in administration, moved to Cobol Programming and for the last 14 years worked in all things recruitment. Absolutely loves social media and excited about all the new innovations appearing every day!