Mass Email Application Question: All as One or Separate

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One PDF File or Seperate Labeled Files

One "Packet" File
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57%
Separate Resume, CL, Writing Sample, Transcript Files
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43%
 
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Mass Email Application Question: All as One or Separate

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:02 pm

In send an email is it better to have all your material in one pdf file or split them off into different ones.

Curious to see what others say.

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Bobby Dazzler
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Re: Mass Email Application Question: All as One or Separate

Postby Bobby Dazzler » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:42 pm

I'm sending my apps as one pdf file, just think about how annoying it is to open 3-5 separate documents. I would also imagine that it's easier to add one document to a database as opposed to adding a bunch of them and risking that one gets lost/not included. Just my $0.02.

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Re: Mass Email Application Question: All as One or Separate

Postby Bobby Dazzler » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:44 pm

And when you e-mail the firm you could just say, "please find attached my cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample and references" and if there's only one file attached it would be obvious that it includes all of those.

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Re: Mass Email Application Question: All as One or Separate

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:45 pm

What if the firm has a method of saving them individually?

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Re: Mass Email Application Question: All as One or Separate

Postby goodolgil » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:52 pm

You don't put the cover letter in the body of the email?

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Re: Mass Email Application Question: All as One or Separate

Postby warumnicht » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:05 pm

When I was mass emailing, I'd put a short and polite blurb in the body of the email, introducing myself and directing the person's attention to my attached materials. About 5 lines total, pretty much the same as the beginning of my cover letter.

Also, I did not attach anything besides my cover letter and resume, which eliminated the need for sending it as a "packet," since two attachments ain't bad. If firms were interested in me, they requested additional materials (and I always said that in my email and cover letter: "please let me know if you require any additional information, yadda yadda").

Worked for me!




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