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Dropping Off Resume in Person Retail

Dropping Off Resume in Person Retail

Dropping Off Resume in Person Retail

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Dropping Off Resume in Person Retail

When it comes to highly competitive entry-level positions, many job seekers turn to dropping off their resumes for applications at companies’ retail locations. But this strategy is surprisingly ineffective, according to new research.

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Don’t drop off resumes on a Saturday! Are you kidding me?! When are stores busy? When do we not have time for anything besides helping customers? You need to come on a weekday in the early morning or afternoon before the evening rush. Not only will we have more time to speak to you, but it shows that you understand the business. If you must come on the weekend or when it's busy, be patient and apologize for taking up my time while it's busy. Show that you understand the situation.

I think people underestimate the importance of the social interaction that takes place when dropping off your resume. In 2014, the internet encompasses almost everything that we do in terms of applying for jobs. Heck, even recently I’ve even had interviews held over webcam using new software technologies such as Take The Interview. When applying for jobs online through a employer-job site, only a handful of resumes are even looked at by a human eye. Most are submitted into a database that scans each resume for ‘keywords’ that they are looking for in a potential candidate. That being said, getting a chance to actually sit in front of a hiring manager is rare unless you’ve picked the right words, and every job is looking for something different.

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Dropping off a resume in person used to be the norm in job hunting. Job-seekers would drop by, ask for a manager and pitch themselves on-the-spot. Today, online job portals are more popular, both for employers, who can mass-advertise and cull resumes quickly, as well as employees, as it offers a fast and easy way to reach multiple employers simultaneously. However, a novel, personal delivery mode has the potential to set you apart from your competition, provided you approach it in a thoughtful and professional manner.

Dropping off a resume in person used to be the norm in job hunting. Job-seekers would drop by, ask for a manager and pitch themselves on-the-spot. Today, online job portals are more popular, both for employers, who can mass-advertise and take resumes quickly, as well as employees, as it offers a fast and easy way to reach multiple employers simultaneously. However, a novel, personal delivery mode has the potential to set you apart from your competition, provided you approach it in a thoughtful and professional manner.

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