It’s time for another installment in this series of little oversights that get your cover letter email sent directly to the trash folder. By the way, though some of these mistakes seem obvious, I have seen all of them as I continue to recruit for our open Director of Education position. That means that there is a true need for this type of advice.

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Today’s “little thing” is choosing which email account from which to send your cover letter. Think that using your “highly respected” employer’s email address will somehow give you credibility?

Think again!

When employers receive cover letters and resumes from other employer’s email addresses – in contrast to a personal account such as Yahoo or Gmail – the employer will have many questions about you, none of them good:

  • Will this person use my company’s resources for his/her personal gain?
  • Does this person care about how s/he is perceived?
  • Is this person even smart enough to know how to do something simple like set up a personal email account?
  • Does this person think nothing of “sneaking around” on company time?
  • How loyal of an employee would this person be?

Pretty simple.

In case you missed earlier parts of this series, you can find them here, here, and here.

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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