Be Direct, but Friendly
You want to get your point across without sounding like a robot. Make your chats personable but to the point. For example, instead of saying “Hi, I’m interested in the software engineer position,” you could say “Hi, my name is John and I’m a software engineer with 5 years of experience. I’m really excited about the opportunity at your company and I’m eager to learn more.”
Quick Replies Win
Timely responses signal that you’re serious about the opportunity. Keep that phone handy and be prepared to respond to messages promptly. If you’re in a meeting or can’t respond right away, let the recruiter know. They’ll appreciate the honesty.
Close with a Call-to-Action
End conversations with a clear next step. Something like, “Looking forward to the interview!” or “Can you send me more information about the role?” This shows the recruiter that you’re interested and motivated.
Here are a few examples of in-app messages that you can use:
- “Hi [recruiter’s name], my name is [your name] and I’m a [your job title] with [number] years of experience. I’m really interested in the [job title] position at your company and I’m eager to learn more. Can you please send me more information about the role?”
- “Hi [recruiter’s name], I’m following up on my previous message about the [job title] position. I’ve attached my resume and a cover letter for your review. I’m also available for an interview at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration.”
- “Hi [recruiter’s name], I’m just checking in to see if you’ve had a chance to review my resume and cover letter. I’m really excited about the [job title] position and I’m eager to learn more. Thank you again for your time and consideration.”
By following these tips, you can master the art of in-app communication and make a great impression on potential employers.