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View Poll Results: Which would you do?
Call 2 14.29%
Email 9 64.29%
Other, Please say in a post 3 21.43%
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Would you.. - September 6th 2010, 03:39 AM

When applying for a job, would you call their number and leave a message or talk to them and introduce yourself or email the email address and introduce yourself and send your resume? Which would you do?
   
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Re: Would you.. - September 6th 2010, 05:22 AM

I'd say e-mail. Simply because if given a choice of the two mediums, I'm much more articulate via e-mail, and can snazz stuff up to make me seem professional >.>




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Re: Would you.. - September 6th 2010, 06:31 AM

I prefer e-mailing because one of the things the person wants to look at is my resume, so it's easier to just give it to them rather than read some of it out, fax it or meet to give the resume. I give it all so they can look it over for themselves and from there, they can have the most information in the shortest amount of time and have it nicely condensed. Easier then for them to say if they're interested in me or not. I also include a cover letter or I just explain my reasoning for wanting to work there, how I can relate to the work there, etc... in the e-mail. If they like it, when we meet up, I can elaborate on whatever it is and don't need to wait to have them read it in-person or have me babble away. It's also easier to make it more professional by e-mail because I can edit what I say so it's as perfect as can be.


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Re: Would you.. - September 6th 2010, 10:43 AM

I would say email I absolutely hate talking to people over the phone and I think this would stress me out for sure! Also, I'm not very good at reading things aloud so I would struggle with reading my CV out to the other person. I'd much rather use an email where, as the others have said, I can sound more professional!


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Re: Would you.. - September 6th 2010, 12:18 PM

I agree with the others. I'd email them. I think it's a better way to contact a potential employer, and atleast then you can send them a copy of your resume.



   
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Re: Would you.. - September 7th 2010, 07:53 PM

Whenever I'm applying for a job, I turn in my application and resume in person. Then, to follow up, I will make a phone call or go in to visit. To me, e-mail isn't a very professional approach, and I don't plan on communicating with an employer over e-mail until I know that they're fine with it.


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Re: Would you.. - September 7th 2010, 08:45 PM

I'd say call and ask if you can deliver your resume in person. =P Possibly get a chance to have a quick interview or meet them.


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Re: Would you.. - September 7th 2010, 11:39 PM

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Whenever I'm applying for a job, I turn in my application and resume in person. Then, to follow up, I will make a phone call or go in to visit. To me, e-mail isn't a very professional approach, and I don't plan on communicated with an employer over e-mail until I know that they're fine with it.

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