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How to send Cvs

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by noel123ie, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    Hi there

    I hope to mail cvs to a number of companies and am wondering would I get any more replies/attention by sending via snail mail as opposed to email

    Many Thanks
    Noel
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Yes, of course 8)

    This is how it works, you send in a CV, some admin person will open the mail and place it in a pile for the appropriate person. Said person will arrive at work and be slammed with a pile of CVs a foot deep, they will speed read their way through them whilst drinking their first cup of coffee. By the time they get to the third, they will have forgotten the first. So, the IT manager or whomever, will try and make a smaller pile, as they are undoubtedly busy. Your CV therefore, like all the others, gets about 20 seconds of attention and you want the person to move it to the smaller pile, the pile that will get a second look. The others get filed in the little round filing cabinet never to be seen again.
     
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  3. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    I suppose it depends.

    The first thing to consider is - does the job ad tell me how to apply?
    If it says be email, then email it.

    The second thing to consider (and unfortunately you're guessing this) is who is likely to be receiving your CV.
    If you're sending it to the IT manager at Nokia, then by all means email it.
    The guy is probably sat in front of his PC all day, or may even read it on his smartphone while he's on the train.

    If, on the other hand, you're sending it to the owner of a papermill who has run the company man and boy, then there's a danger that he doesn't know how to open email attachments.

    Personally, I'd do both.

    It may seem a bit pushy, but at least you stand a chance of making someone say 'I've heard that name somewhere before'.

    It all helps.
     
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