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Improve your job search and increase your job opportunities with the advice in these videos.
You Will Need
- Resume and cover letter
- Recipient's contact information
- Several formats of your resume
- Follow-up inquiry
Send a cover letter
Send a cover letter with the resume. Be sure to tailor both the resume and cover letter to each specific job you're applying for.
Find a contact
Find the name of a specific person at the company who you can address your resume to. This will ensure that it ends up on their desk or in their inbox rather floating around the office.
Inquire about a method
If it's not clear from the job ad, inquire with the company about which method of sending they prefer -- e-mail, fax, or mail.
Send in various formats
Send the resume as a PDF attachment. There are many different word processors and not all are compatible with each format. The job posting might note which format is preferred.
Follow up on the resume with a phone call or e-mail after about a week if you haven't heard anything. Good luck!