Suzanne Lucas at CBS is right. You may be able to get away with that if you’re on really good terms with your recruiter, but, even then, I wouldn’t send a message like that. Imagine you’re a pharmaceutical sales recruiter. Business is tough. You’ve got two candidates and one sends a message like the above. Do you think you may have just eliminated a candidate?
In a recent article, Lucas politely reminds us to leave the ultra casual, pseudo script and emoticons out of the job hunt. Job inquiries typically aren’t restricted to 140 characters or less, so take the time to form your thoughts and write a professional inquiry. It need not be Shakespeare, but it shouldn’t look like it came off the floor of the local high school’s school bus.
As Lucas suggests, you need to proofread before you hit send. If you really aren’t sure of what you’ve written, have someone else take a look. As a habitual offender in the realm of grammar, I speak from experience. It never hurts to have a friend or relative take a look before you send the message out into the ether.