We have probably all sent important emails which we desperately hope to get a reply from but don’t. The reason we don’t get a reply is probably because we are sending an email to an extremely busy person who isn’t star struck by your email and therefore won’t make the time to reply. This is why it is so important to make your email stand out from the rest and make a lasting impression on the reader. In this blog, I will be dishing out just a few tips which can really get you noticed and open up opportunities!
Make sure your subject is eye catching
The subject is the first thing that the reader will see so we need to make it eye catching whilst still being descriptive and clear. Try to avoid a long subject, make it clear and to the point. Try to put yourself in the person who you are about to send the email to shoe’s. What would make you intrigued to read that email?
Write a punchy opening liner
Once you have got someone to open your email. Now you want to grab their attention with an opening liner. You want you opening liner to be friendly whilst also being short and to the point. Try to squeeze all the information you are trying to pass across into one short line. You want to make sure that you don’t waffle in your emails, this will just put the reader off and they will likely close and delete your email.
Add the details
You’ve done the hard part and your reader is now interested in what more you must say. In this part of the email you need to convey the details and crucial parts of information. You can now start to sell yourself/company/product, use short sentences and use friendly language. Again, for this part try not to waffle or it will just put off the reader.
Have a good closing
Now, we have put all the information we need, we now need to finish. Make sure you are formal and polite, use phrases such as ‘look forward to hearing from you’ to try and get a reply as soon as possible. After, add in phrases such as ‘Best Wishes, Yours Sincerely or Many Thanks’ to keep it formal. If you can try and add a signature under your name with links to your websites or profiles.
Double check for Spelling and Grammar errors!
I can’t stress how important this is and you will be surprised at the amount of emails we get which are full of errors. Always use spell check and read through to check for mistakes. You may have the most amazing email but if it has mistakes in it then this can be the make or break!