You’ll most likely leave the career fair with more business cards than you can count. It’s always a good idea to follow up with the companies you’re interested in, whether or not you’re invited to do an interview the next day. You’ll be able to create contacts for future opportunities if you do so! Here are some pointers on how to write an effective and meaningful professional email:
1.Begin with a compelling subject line.
Make sure to write a meaningful subject line, whether you had a conversation with someone or are simply sending an email to someone with whom you hope to connect. Keep it short and sweet, but think about your aims before you write the subject line. The subject line should state the reason for your contact. With an overflowing inbox, the subject line might determine whether a message is sent to the trash or read.
2. Handle them properly.
While casual wording like “hey” is fine to convey to a colleague or friend, it is not the ideal choice for professional enquiries. On the other hand, “Dear” is overly formal. A simple “Hi” or “Hello” would suffice.
3. Make your emails succinct and to-the-point.
Many experts are enthusiastic about bringing in new, talented students, but they are often extremely busy. Their inboxes will be clogged with follow-ups, especially after a career fair. Keep the note brief to increase your chances of receiving a response.
4. Make it as easy to read as possible.
To make reading and skimming easier, use indentations or spaces between paragraphs. In addition, start each paragraph with the most important information so that people can quickly see your main ideas.
5. Do not use slang.
A certain level of formality is required in professional emails. Use no slang or emojis. Additionally, choose a plain typeface and use few colors, if any at all.
6.Be grateful and kind.
Always remember to be pleasant and courteous. Keep in mind that they are assisting you. They are usually quite busy, so it is thoughtful of them to take time out of their day to speak with students at the career fair or even read and respond to an email.
7. Exhibit charisma
Make an effort to stand out. Don’t be overly theatrical or foolish when writing an email. A little wit, on the other hand, never hurts anyone. Don’t be hesitant to show off your individuality!
8. Reiterate key points from a previous discussion.
If you had the opportunity to speak with them at the career fair, try to recall something you said that was distinctive. I probably had a lot of similar conversations with a lot of other kids. Anything you can say to help them remember who you are is priceless.
9.Read the email again.
Even if you write quick and short emails, mistakes are easy to make. A professional’s opinion of you can be made or broken by minor grammatical mistakes. To avoid any mistakes, reread your email before sending it.
10. Sign with a suitable signature.
“Best regards” and “Thank you” are two good closing phrases. After you’ve chosen a closer, don’t forget to add your name. Set an automated signature to appear at the bottom of all of your emails, no matter what.
If you follow these easy guidelines, you’ll be able to send follow-ups and thank-you emails like a pro in no time. Everyone who is attending the career fair wishes you luck!