It’s been a little while since our secret executive decision maker graced us with their advice – but hey, there’s been a lot to talk about! So without further adieu, here’s Tip #6!
TIP #6: I BETTER BE ABLE TO SEE THE ENCLOSED.
It’s a small thing and we’ve all done it – sent an email that instructed the reader to refer to “the enclosed,” and then forgot to attach the document. So then you send a follow-up “OOPS!” email apologizing for the oversight. It’s one thing when you’re exchanging emails with friends. But when it’s to someone you’re hoping to network with, well, that’s another story! The same thing goes for including a link to your site or portfolio and it doesn’t work.
The Suggestion: When attaching your resume or whatever is helping sell your abilities, slow down and take your time so you avoid this kind of mistake. The extra moment where you go through the mental checklist to make sure your message is REALLY complete is worth it so that you don’t leave room for someone to question whether or not you have your act together – because if they do question it, you’re not going to like the answer!