Major mistakes when responding to job offers
Wondering why you never got an answer to your e-mail? Sometimes potential clients do not have the time or simply do not need your services. Other times, it could very well be that your message is the real reason. Have a look at the following mistakes to see if any of them sound familiar and find out how to avoid these mistakes in the future.
Always check your spelling
Potential clients should never have to search for answers.
Solution: Make sure you actually answer their questions.
Reason: It looks like you haven’t read their job offer.
Actually… Who wants to work with someone who can’t communicate?
Resist applying for a freelance job following an
in-house job offer
Avoid using ‘Dear Sirs’
When answering per e-mail:Do not send your résumé as an attachment unless asked
Solution: Paste your résumé into the body of your e-mail.
Reason: People will regard your e-mail as a virus and throw it out.
Actually… It’s quite irritating.
Do not automatically hit the reply button of your
Sending e-mail to several people with their addresses
Other things to avoid
in capital letters.
an e-mail message with nothing but “see attachment”.
for a job offer that does not match your qualifications.
a tone that is either too humble or too overbearing.
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