If you are trying to find out how emails work and what happens – technically – when you send an email, this is not the article that you are looking for. In this page you’ll find what I believe (based on my experiences) that happens to my CV email when I send it to a company when looking for a job.
In a very generic way I will explain what I believe that happens to my CV when I send it with an email to a company trying to find a job. My experiences are based in the Netherlands and in Greece. In order to make it kinda funny I will have a table that on the left side explains step-by-step what actually happens and on the right side I will show what is in my mind.
|What actually happens
||What’s in my mind
|The email arrives to a mailbox of the owner, HR or any random person working in the company (sometimes even people that don’t work there anymore)
||My CV is traveling to an unknown path to success – using a boat called “Hope”.
|One person notices the unread message and decides to open it to see what is this about.
||A unique high-intelligence system is translating my CV to a language that only the important people realise and understand.
|The reader is viewing the CV and tries to understand some very important things:
- Current employment status
- If currently unemployed, why?
- If currently employed, why leave?
- Knowledge of domain.
- Special skills and if they fit the job opening.
- Information to lead the reader to the senders facebook page
|A hugely important person, most probably the most important man on the entire universe is reading line-by-line my CV. They are spending their important time for my CV and only that – not thinking about any other erant. Sometimes this person is thinking mysteriously and looks like Joeys “smell the fart” acting.
|The time spent on the facebook page will probably be more than the time spent on the actual CV. Especially if the CV is more than one page – I know this sounds incorrect, but a small one-page CV might make the person think that “it’s small, I’ll read it.”
||Have I posted anything bad lately? Anything that will cost me that job? Hm…
|When everything is good then the email will be answered or a phone call will be made. This will be the first impression and it’s quite important although nearly nothing in this call will be a deal breaker – the interviewer has already decided to spend time on this CV.
||Unknown number? Shiiiiiiit it’s them! Is my voice OK? Cough cough..