When to send resume to networking contacts?

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Re: When to send resume to networking contacts?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:40 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
My thinking is that the entire point of a resume is the exact opposite of the bolded. And if that is the case, you ought to re-work your resume.

A resume is designed for general audience, where an in-person session can be tailor to an specific audience. Also, you can't gauge the audience until you engage the audience. Thus, you know you are supposed to have different versions of your resume available for different types of occasions, but you are only making a predictive effort.

My resume is extremely effective, but I am so much better in person. I can describe my experiences differently based on my perception of the person I am talking to. I can highlight different things and I can frame the experience differently, based on the expectation of the other person.

If you believe that your resume is more effective than an in-person presentation, you should improve your interviewing/interpersonal skills.

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