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Old 07-14-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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It's always good to learn new things. But let's face facts, unscrupulous recruiters have destroyed the standard job search process. If you want a job you don't send a resume then wait and certainly you don't fill out online resume forms all day.

You should have a resume and bring it to the first meeting with an employee of the company you're trying to be hired at. Cover letters are a great way to introduce yourself to a company but leave out the resume until you are asked to come in for an interview. Interview skills are always a good thing to have.
All well and good except that MOST job ads ASK for a resume when responding to their ad and before you say "well use your cover letter as a precis of your resume", if you DON'T attach a resume as asked for, you'll be discounted as someone who "can't follow instructions".
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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First things first: A resume is used to get the interview...thats it.
When I worked in IT I got all my jobs by first talking to someone. I don't have a degree in IT and my last job was at $70K/yr.

Finding work via the resume and wait is for losers.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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All well and good except that MOST job ads ASK for a resume when responding to their ad and before you say "well use your cover letter as a precis of your resume", if you DON'T attach a resume as asked for, you'll be discounted as someone who "can't follow instructions".
You just don't get it.

Recruiters use the resume and wait approach. If you want a real job at a real company you don't play that game.

BTW, there are reasons, other than for hiring, that companies harvest resumes.

Nothing says you saw the ad to know what the "instructions" were.
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