A potential employer promised me a response but hasn't sent one yet, and I'd like to follow up by email. It's a potential job opportunity, and it'd be detrimental to sound too hasty or pushy.
I was thinking of something like:
I was wondering if you had a chance to consider my resume.
I've also attached my cover letter with this email :)
Please let me know if there's anything else required from my end.
I know it's not necessary, but I'm wondering how functional the smiley would be. I'm just trying to make this sound as friendly and neutral as possible and not too pushy.
Does using a smiley in this context help or hurt, or does it not matter?