Re: Resumes

Subject: Re: Resumes
From: Gwen Gall <ggall -at- CA -dot- ORACLE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 1994 15:34:00 EDT

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Gwen asked about sending ascii resumes to e-mail addresses, then a follow up
by snail-mail.

That's exactly the technique I used over the past year, while job hunting.
If there was an e-mail address available, I'd send a resume and cover letter
by that method. In the cover letter part of the e-mail message, I'd simply
say that a "normal" copy would be coming their way by regular mail. The
next morning, the paper resume would go in the mail.

There were several advantages to this method, I believed. First, the e-mail
copy of the resume gets me in early. Next, it shows that I know a teeny bit
about computers. The printed copy allows me an opportunity to show some
layout skill, as they can see the "pretty" version. Finally, this also
means that they get two separate "pings" from me, as I'd put a different
cover letter in with the paper resume.

It's the same logic as sending a thank-you letter to the interviewing
manager, just done earlier in the process.

(Now the disclaimer: Although I got some interviews, I received no job
offers from anyone that got an e-mail resume.)

Rick Lippincott
rjlippincott -at- delphi -dot- com

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