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Career Detour: Unexpected Resumes

This detour’s a quickie, but one everyone should be aware of.

Since I’ve lived in the world of human resources, I can tell you first hand that whenever I received a resume that wasn’t clear about an open position, I most often didn’t keep it around. By law, HR representatives don’t have to hold onto resumes unless the person who sent it is applying for a posted position. Unless your skill set is unique or hard to find, it’s often a waste of time to blindly send in a resume.

I tell my clients the rule of thumb is that you lead and your resume follows. In other words, it’s best that you NETWORK and develop a relationship that might eventually lead to them wanting to know more about how you might be able to help them.

Hopefully it helps keep you on the right path. Let me know your thoughts!

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