The Right Way to Send Your Resume

Written by Don Goodman, President About Jobs


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Print your resume and cover letter on matching stationery, either a white or buff colored 24 lb. paper. Stay away fromrepparttar fancy colors. If you haverepparttar 138542 extra money, a 100% cotton watermarked paper is impressive, but not really necessary. Look atrepparttar 138543 copies to make sure they are neatly printed. Buy matching 9 x 12 envelopes as they will stand out more and your good-looking resume wonít have to be folded. If you can print labels, buyrepparttar 138544 clear kind as they look almost as if they were typed onrepparttar 138545 envelope.

Next, we will make sure that you are noticed because we will be e-mailing and sending your resume and following up with a phone call. Yes, this is aggressive and if you do it correctly, you will definitely be noticed. Followrepparttar 138546 instructions inrepparttar 138547 ad first, so if they say e-mailrepparttar 138548 resume then do that first. Otherwise sendrepparttar 138549 paper copies first and sendrepparttar 138550 e-mail 2 days later, mentioning thatrepparttar 138551 e-mail is a follow-up to your mailed resume. Remember to mark in your Job Search Logrepparttar 138552 date you e-mailed/mailed them.

Finally, prepare to callrepparttar 138553 employer no later than 3 days after your resume has arrived. This is critical as most people donít do this. Most importantly, develop a phone script to use. If you just say, ďIím calling to see if you got my resumeĒ, then youíve blown it. Instead show that you know something aboutrepparttar 138554 company and state that youíd really like to know more aboutrepparttar 138555 job. Then ask one or two great questions that demonstrate your knowledge and insights. For example, if you are going for a sales position, ask, ďI know your company is growing, is this position for a new territory or an existing one?Ē If they say itís a new territory, casually mention how you opened a new territory before and delivered 120% of sales targets. As much as possible try to build a rapport withrepparttar 138556 person youíre speaking with, as employers hire people they like. Key tip: watch your energy level and intonation as they arerepparttar 138557 most important factors that define how you will come across. Be friendly, professional and conversational. End by asking if you may call them again next week to see howrepparttar 138558 selection process is progressing.

Remember that most people donít follow these steps and if you do, your resume will rise torepparttar 138559 top ofrepparttar 138560 stack!

Don Goodman is a nationally known career expert and President of About Jobs (www.gotthejob.com) a Resume Writing and Job Search Assistance firm. Contact him at 800-909-0109 or by e-mail at success@gotthejob.com.


5-Step Job Hunting

Written by Don Goodman, President About Jobs


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Network, network, network. Ask people you know who they know and get 2 names from each of them. Donít make it sound like you will be bugging people to help you get a job, but position your contact as a discussion to get sound advice. Join organizations and meet as many new people as you can. Have personal business cards made up that tell people in a nutshell what you offer.

Find small and medium sized firms youíd like to work for. Most ofrepparttar hiring is done by these firms and they usually donít advertise prominently. That means you will have far less competition. Go torepparttar 138541 library and look at reference books to find companies that interest you. Then craft a good cover letter showing you know something about them and how you might be able to help. Follow up with a telephone call and ask for an interview. If they are not hiring, ask for names of people who are (network, network, network).

To get a job today, you need to be aggressive and creative. Follow these steps and your efforts will be well rewarded.



Don Goodman is a nationally known career expert and President of About Jobs (www.gotthejob.com) a Resume Writing and Job Search Assistance firm. Contact him at 800-909-0109 or by e-mail at success@gotthejob.com.




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