I have seen the worst of the worst when it comes to unsolicited resume submissions by email.
I’ve received resumes to my inbox with the subject line “Hey” with body text that says “thanks”.
I’ve received email submissions with War and Peace in the body also. So much so that my head hurt after the first two paragraphs and I liked that guy!
PEOPLE. Seriously. Use some common sense! There are all kinds of opportunities to submit your resume to organizations and get their attention but PLEASE use some sort of etiquette.
It’s just this easy:
Subject Line: Unsolicited Resume Submission | Christopher Anderson | Position Desired
Sir or Madam,
Please accept my unsolicited resume submission for the position of (name your position).
I am an expert in the (your skill) industry and wish to make a positive impact on your organization with my experience and qualifications.
I have reviewed your careers site and noted that my experience is well-aligned with your business model.
Please review the attached resume at your convenience.
(your email address)
(your phone number)
It’s just that simple people. Be polite, be concise and be positive.
Also note that most large organizations will ignore unsolicited resume submissions but they work very well for small businesses who do not regularly post jobs.