OWN YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
Social media is a primary vehicle for communication. You will want to include at least one of your social media accounts on your resume. Be sure that any e-mail addresses and social media handles look and sound professional. If not, get new ones. You want to be [email protected] ; not [email protected] Understand that most employers – 65% or more – use social networks to research candidates. Roughly half of them do so to see if the candidate is likely to be a “good fit” for their culture – in other words, right for their tribe.
What should the main points of your letter be?
First, state the purpose of your letter, the type of job you are applying for and how you heard about the company. Second, briefly say why you are interested in the position and in the company. Include what you can offer in the way of educational/work experience. Third, thank the employer for taking the time to look over your resume. Mention that you will be the one to get in touch with them to answer any questions about your resume and find out if the employer has any further questions. End by saying you hope to speak with them again in the near future.