Avoid These 8 Overused Email Phrases If You Want to Land The Interview

We’ve all received emails that are filled with cliched work phrases. And we probably roll our eyes and move on. But we ourselves are often guilty of using them, too.

When you’re trying to land an interview, it’s especially important to avoid overused phrases in your email. Here are eight common email phrases to nix from your vocabulary and alternatives to try instead.

Instead of using a different phrase, it’s best to just not use this one at all. It will be implicit from that content that you’re following up.

“As per my last email”

Like anyone else, hiring managers and recruiters prefer a personalized approach. Sometimes, you will need to do some research to find an actual name.

“To Whom It May Concern”

“Just letting you know”

By sending the email, you’re letting the recipient know about the content — and you don’t need to state the obvious with extra words.

Again, JUST stop saying JUST. You want to sound breezy, but if this is important to you, then you shouldn’t downplay the importance of your message.

“Just checking in”

The fact is, you don’t have any control over whether or not they do it, and you will only irritate them by thanking them in advance.

“Thanks in advance”

Rather than using a generic line, be specific and dive right in: “I enjoyed our conversation about X,” for example, or “I’m so glad we could connect.”

“Hope you’re well”

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