Twitter Facebook Vimeo

7 tips to get replies to your job search emails

2 min, 20 sec read
12:00 PM | 6 August 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
   •       •   
Become an FR Writer

Are your emails not working? Here's a few things you can do to get more replies.

It can be frustrating when people don't reply to your emails. It's rarely because they don't want to reply and more often because other things get in the way, they don't see your email as a priority or they don't see the need to reply. To tackle that, here's seven email tricks you can do to encourage people to reply.

1. Write naturally

The trick with any communications, whether it's emailing someone at an agency or writing an advert, is to write the way you talk. Someone is much more likely to read an email that sounds natural and includes some personality rather than something dry and boring about what an "ideal and passionate candidate" you are for "the advertised position of..."

More stories

  1. Let your voice ‘BeHeard’ with VocaliD

    Ad students created a campaign ‘BeHeard’ to help create unique vocal personas for mute people.

  2. Lazy CVs destroy job seekers’ chances of landing dream jobs

    Job seekers aren’t landing jobs because they don’t spend enough time on their CV.

  3. Distractions and focus part 2

    Donald Fogarty, FutureRising’s Co-Founder, finishes his advice on staying focused on your role in the creative industries to reach your potential.

  4. The wug life of a linguist

    Linguistic Graduate, Valerie Tan, delves into what life is like as a linguist in and out of university.

  5. How to doodle online

    Creative company, HAWRAF, does all things creative and they have a quirky website to go with their ideas.

  6. Is journalistic objectivity possible in today’s society?

    Journalism graduate, Tijen Butler, debates whether journalistic objectivity is possible in the western news environment, with the 24-hour news cycle.

×