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15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

Zac Frank, Tania Khadder, and Alice Handley | InsideTech

March 26, 2010

Resume, Unprompted

How many e-mails do you get a day? Probably more than you’d like and probably fewer than someone who can help you move up or get a job. If you send your resume unprompted, you’re just asking for it to go straight to the trash. Just like in any conversation, you need to break the ice first. If a person can (and is willing) to assist you, they’ll ask for your resume. It’s not like they’re sitting around their offices, twiddling their thumbs, thinking, “Gosh! I wonder what his resume looks like!”