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Faxing Your Resume: The Case of Techie Terry Mr. Stephen Schroder WBL Coordinator Capital Region High School.

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1 Faxing Your Resume: The Case of Techie Terry Mr. Stephen Schroder WBL Coordinator Capital Region High School

2 Finding A Job Techie Terry wanted to find a job. Techie Terry wanted to find a job. However, Techie Terry thought with all the technology these days that sending his resume by snail mail was ridiculous. However, Techie Terry thought with all the technology these days that sending his resume by snail mail was ridiculous. So Techie Terry asked Mr. Schroder whether it was okay to fax his resume to prospective employers. So Techie Terry asked Mr. Schroder whether it was okay to fax his resume to prospective employers.

3 Mr. Schroder’s Response Mr. Schroder told Techie Terry that it was okay to fax his resume, but there were some things that Terry should know beforehand. Mr. Schroder told Techie Terry that it was okay to fax his resume, but there were some things that Terry should know beforehand.

4 Advantages Of Faxing Your Resume SPEED: If a prospective employer is in a rush to hire someone, this can be especially important. SPEED: If a prospective employer is in a rush to hire someone, this can be especially important.

5 Advantages Of Faxing Your Resume (continued) CONVENIENCE: Even with prospective employers who aren’t in a rush, faxing them your resume can make their lives much easier. For example, if a faxed resume is in response to a particular need of a prospective employer, this will reduce the prospective employer’s need to look through its files for candidates that are a good fit for the job. CONVENIENCE: Even with prospective employers who aren’t in a rush, faxing them your resume can make their lives much easier. For example, if a faxed resume is in response to a particular need of a prospective employer, this will reduce the prospective employer’s need to look through its files for candidates that are a good fit for the job.

6 Advantages Of Faxing Your Resume (continued) INGENUITY: Some employers may grant you an interview based on the fact that faxing them your resume shows ingenuity and a comfort on your part with using technology. INGENUITY: Some employers may grant you an interview based on the fact that faxing them your resume shows ingenuity and a comfort on your part with using technology.

7 Disadvantages Of Faxing Your Resume APPEARANCE: Although the appearance of fax transmissions continues to improve, some faxes still are lacking in eye appeal. APPEARANCE: Although the appearance of fax transmissions continues to improve, some faxes still are lacking in eye appeal.

8 Disadvantages Of Faxing Your Resume (continued) INAPPROPRIATE USE: Unlike a letter, a fax is intrusive, literally pouring onto the lap of the employer receiving it. If used in the right way, faxes are extremely time efficient; if used in the wrong way, they can be annoying and even rude. INAPPROPRIATE USE: Unlike a letter, a fax is intrusive, literally pouring onto the lap of the employer receiving it. If used in the right way, faxes are extremely time efficient; if used in the wrong way, they can be annoying and even rude.

9 So What Should Techie Terry Do? The answer is pretty straightforward: be polite and use common sense. The answer is pretty straightforward: be polite and use common sense. Follow the tips on the next few slides. Follow the tips on the next few slides.

10 Tips Don’t send an unsolicited fax. Contact the organization you’re interested in ahead of time and request the fax numbers and contact names that are appropriate for your submission. Don’t send an unsolicited fax. Contact the organization you’re interested in ahead of time and request the fax numbers and contact names that are appropriate for your submission.

11 Tips (continued) Ensure that the right person will see your resume; fax your resume with a cover letter introducing it. Ensure that the right person will see your resume; fax your resume with a cover letter introducing it.

12 Tips (continued) Proper etiquette is vital. Being polite pays in every aspect of the job search. Don’t fax a lot of documents, or lengthy writing samples, recommendation letters, etc.; you don’t want to tie up the organization’s fax machine, and you don’t want to appear arrogant. Proper etiquette is vital. Being polite pays in every aspect of the job search. Don’t fax a lot of documents, or lengthy writing samples, recommendation letters, etc.; you don’t want to tie up the organization’s fax machine, and you don’t want to appear arrogant.

13 Tips (continued) Follow-up a fax of your resume with a hard copy of it. This will help ensure that your resume gets to the appropriate person and that the organization has a clean, legible resume of yours to circulate. This type of follow-up on your part will reinforce your name with the prospective employer and gives you the chance to send any additional materials. Follow-up a fax of your resume with a hard copy of it. This will help ensure that your resume gets to the appropriate person and that the organization has a clean, legible resume of yours to circulate. This type of follow-up on your part will reinforce your name with the prospective employer and gives you the chance to send any additional materials.

14 Contact Information If you need any more tips on finding a job, please contact me: Mr. Stephen Schroder WBL Coordinator Capital Region High School Room


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