With today’s technology, it’s easy for anybody to write an email and send it to the right person, and if you are looking to get hired through a CVS application online this might be a viable course of action for you.
Store managers and human resources personnel at CVS all have emails and it becomes your job to make contact with them and take advantage of sending them follow up responses after you have filled out an application.
However, it is not as easy as you think. Think about how when you go through your emails, how many of them do you instantly dump for one reason or another. This is because even with all the tech know-how and the mail at our fingertips, there is so much spam and other forms of worthless email floating around it becomes tiresome just to open your box, right?
That’s why it’s important to make contact with someone important before submitting your CVS application online and asking them for an email address so you can followup with them. You don’t have to say, “Can I have your email so I can write you?.” This will send them ducking your request and excusing themselves to go to the restroom while you are left there pondering if you said something inappropriate.
Take a Different Approach to Getting Hired
Instead, after you introduce yourself, make small talk,and clearly state your objectives for the visit, close out the conversation by saying, “You know it would be great if I could have your email to send you a little message after I apply online. Would you mind giving it to me?” This approach is not pushy and it clearly says you will follow up but but you don’t plan on being a pain in the rear. Later, make good on that promise and send a message only once without being a burden on them.
Some people get emails from friends who happen to have someone’s email and if you blindly send a resume attached or even a simple message without meting them you are wasting your time. Not many people will open emails from sources they are not familiar with which is all the more reason you must make a great first impression so you will be remembered when you send your follow up.
Of course, if the email routine does not work as planned you will have to resort to the old-fashioned method of visiting the store, sending your CVS application online, and following up in person. Then again, that’s more effective anyway!