I was making papier mache for an arts and crafts project when I noticed something odd in the Classified section of the newspaper… some employers are asking people to MAIL in their resumes DIRECTLY to them!
What the what?!?!? Have we gone back in time? It shocked me, but then I thought about it. But of course!!! With 70% of resumes getting rejected by recruiting software these days, some recruiters are resorting to OLD SCHOOL methods to get quality candidates!!! ⚡
PayPal and American Express are two big companies who are trying their hand at having candidates snail mail their resumes, and I can’t commend them enough for thinking outside the box!
But why should you, as a job seeker, send a hard copy of your resume? How does this help you get hired?
#1 Your resume goes straight to HR.
#2 You bypass the recruiting software so your resume won’t get lost in a technology black hole.
#3 WAAAAAY less competition!!!
#4 Impresses the employer that you went the extra mile because you put actual effort in printing and mailing out a resume!!!
If your local newspaper posts jobs, leave a comment here. Let’s share with others struggling to find work. We’re in this together!!! We got this!!! ⚡
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