Post # 1
I am new to networking. I met someone at a networking event a few months ago and now a position has opened up that I’m qualified for. She reached out to me to say that I should send my resume directly to her.
Now, I’m planning on explaining some additional experience in my email to her, but it will be forwarded on to HR/recruiters, should I also have a cover letter?
Post # 3
@kmarie719: Always add a cover letter! You can’t know how many people she reached out to.
Post # 5
As Ariathel: said… NO Resume is complete without a Cover Letter. You need both.
As to logistics…
Resume + Cover Letter… either send them by hard-copy or via ONE Email.
Send the other info to her privately under a SECOND Email. If you don’t want to run the risk of her accidently just forwarding the whole file onward.
Hope this helps,
PS… *fingers crossed* this all works out for you. Networking is great… people looking out for each other is the way that most jobs actually happen… so much in the unadvertised world.
Post # 6
Pretty much as soon as I hit post, I thought ‘yes, of course include a cover letter’ but thanks for responding!
@This Time Round: Thank you for the well wishes! This was my first time actually networking. My first three jobs I got all without knowing someone. It’s intimidating going to an event with 200 people and not knowing anyone. I managed to tweet about it, and find someone that way. When I got there, I recognized the person. She is actually the only person I met and spoke with at the event (it was like a big party with a live band).
I always create the cover letter and resume in a single document, I’ll be sending it off this morning!
Post # 7
TO @kmarie719: Cheering for you… lets hope it turns into a job.
Post # 8
Cover letters make me want to smash my head on a wall.
Post # 9
Good for your for networking…it’s new to me as well and how I wish I hadn’t waited until now to do it. Sending you good vibes for an interview!