It is important to be checking your emails as you are searching for a new job. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of checking your emails for spelling and grammar. That will get your resume passed over in an instant. If you feel like you have been staring at your email or resume too long, then have someone else review it to be sure. It is always a good idea to have a second set of eyes review something so important.

Make sure your resume and email are tailored to the specific job you are applying to. These need to speak specifically to the requirements and skill set of the job. You also want to tailor it to the company you are applying to. So do some research about the company so it can be customized to them and use the job announcement as a guide in making modifications to your email and resume.

Also, it is important to follow the instructions in the job description. If you don’t, this can be an immediate disqualification. So pay attention to what they are requiring you to do in the process.

Be careful about using buzzwords. This can be off putting to the recruiter if it is jargon that only someone in your position would understand. It might be unnecessary to use these.

Because you are probably applying to many jobs at once, pay extra attention to where each cover letter and resume are going. It can be easy to get them mixed up and send them to the wrong place. Also, make sure that your cover letter is not a regurgitation of your resume. The cover letter needs to speak to the recruiter but you do not want it to be the same as your resume.

Make sure your cover letter is separated by succinct paragraphs. This will make them easier to read. There should be several points in your cover letter and each point should be a paragraph. The cover letter should emphasize why you want the position without being over the top.

For your resume, you want to demonstrate your work experience in a concise way that will show your responsibilities and capabilities. Having someone else’s input on this can be helpful as they may be able to highlight your experience better than you could.