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How bad is this?

Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:10 AM

So I wrote an email to a connection to an company I really want to work for. I don't know them but I described how we are connected and my interest in the company. I accidentally hit send before finishing the subject line so it only reads "Software Engineer seeking". I actually really want to work for this company, is there anyway to turn this around or should I just wait a few months and try applying again?
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Re: How bad is this?

Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:41 AM

What's wrong with that subject line? Seems reasonable to me. Better than 30 words ;)
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Re: How bad is this?

Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:32 AM

I think he's saying that those three words are the entirety of the message: No body.

Classic99 - Just make a good message and send it. If your skills/resume are so lacking that one bad email will knock you out of the running, then no email no matter how good is going to get you a job. If you have skills, an empty email isn't going to stop them from hiring you.

Tip: Buck up. Being *this* timid isn't going to work in software engineering. Its a field that is typically tough on its people. You need to be a self starter, self managed and a go-getter. Not someone that has to seek out approval and advice on each and every little bitty thing like this.
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Re: How bad is this?

Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:47 AM

It's not bad.

Send your 'connecting email' sooner than later.
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Re: How bad is this?

Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:05 AM

Looks like an opportunity to handle an error gracefully.
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Re: How bad is this?

Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:10 PM

Just apologize and say your cat stepped on the keyboard.
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:19 PM

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Re: How bad is this?

Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:19 PM

Make sure to include a picture of your cat.

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Re: How bad is this?

Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:37 PM

pro-tip, fill in the 'to' field last.

If you want to show off to a company, attention to detail can't be lax.
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