Using the term “enclosed” doesn’t help much, either. It was commonly used back in the day when you would literally send a hard copy of your resume in an envelope. However, you attach files to your resume, you don’t enclose them. Therefore, saying “Please find enclosed my resume” tends to create the impression that you have a dated outlook, which can similarly create a negative first impression.
These phrases all sound natural and allude to or directly state the fact that you have attached a resume to the email. This helps avoid pieces of your job application getting lost through the email process while still sounding natural.
It’s also possible to send a link to an online resume or LinkedIn profile. This can be effective when the job posting is looking for an internet-savvy person, but a professional resume will typically be a .PDF or .docx file that you attach to an email. Be careful with submissions that are hosted fully online, as they may not come across as professional enough.
You can also allude to the resume with a statement like, “Let me know if you have any questions about my information.” This notes that you have submissions attached to the resume, but doesn’t draw attention to the attached file. Plus, it also welcomes questions about all your information, which could lead to a job interview.
It is technically grammatically correct. The problem with the phrase is not that it’s incorrect, but that it sounds very old-fashioned. It’s the same reason that it’s considered common career advice to avoid terms like “To Whom It May Concern” on your cover letter.
It’s best to try and weave this phrase into the flow of your letter. If you’re following the three-paragraph cover letter format that ResumeHelp recommends, you’ll typically include it in the last paragraph. Here are some examples:
All of these are effective ways to state that you’ve attached a resume to the email
When attaching your resume and cover letter to an email, upload them as individual .PDF or .docx files. Name them something that’s easy to parse, like Firstname_Lastname Resume and Firstname_Lastname Cover Letter. This way, not only will a hiring manager notice them, but if they save the resume to their computer, it’s easier for them to find the documents again.