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Friday, June 10, 2011

Should You Apply Online or In Person?

Dear Evil HR Lady,

Would it be beneficial to go personally and hand in my resume to nearby companies rather than submit it online?

Should You Apply Online or In Person?


Ajay said...

Dear Suzanne,

It depends, in my views if the employer has asked your resume to send online, you must do it. It helps them to shortlist the clients they want to call for interview and also it also saves their precious time with all the applicants. Usually in big companies they ask for online submission of resume only.



Anonymous said...

Thank you Evil! What I usually see are candidates who email the CEO directly about a position, even though the instructions say to submit the resume on-line. The CEO then forwards it to me, usually without looking at it. I then forward to the recruiter who then downloads it into the system, eventually, assuming it was for one of our openings, and not for another organization's positions which are also posted on our job board.

Unless the CEO knows the candidate, and knows that the candidate would be a good fit for the position, it is really a waste of time.

Another Evil HR Director said...

I'm always surprised at the number of people who come in to drop off a resume or complete an application and fully expect to be interviewed right then and there, without a prior appointment and without giving anyone the opportunity to review their application ahead of time. An attitude like that is not going to endear them to anyone.