Surprise and Intrigue Employers with Vintage Resume-Delivery Method: Postal Mail


CLT2011WhitePaper.jpg It’s rare to submit a resume by mail these days, and doing so should not be a job-seeker’s only method. But a postal-mailed resume and cover-letter package is so unexpected that it’s intriguing and irresistible. It’s also a great way to keep your name and credentials in front of the hiring manager instead of squirreled away on his or her computer:
In addition to emailing and online postings, candidates should consider mailing a perfect resume on very high-­quality paper along with a customized cover letter. People will almost always open a handwritten package.
This post is part of our series of excerpts from the white paper, Findings of 2011 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers. The brainstorming day was held October 14, 2011, by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium, publishers of the white paper, and included the input of more than 250 career professionals from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.