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Dear Sir,

What should you write in the email subject when you are required to send your job application via email?

thank you so much.

Hi John,

There are a number of things you can put there.  "Job App" or "Resume" or perhaps the posting or application number if one is given in the job announcement.  What you put is less important than simply making it clear what the subject is.  There is no one thing that all employers prefer, so unless they specify, something simple like what I have suggested will do the job.

If you'd like me to preview your documents prior to submitting, I will be happy to do that for you at no charge.  Send me an email with "Resume" in the subject and attach your documents.  Send to the address below.

Best of luck,

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