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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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Pasting Your Resume into the Body of the E-Mail

Why paste your resume into the body of your e-mail if you’re going to attach it? It’s all about valuing the recruiter’s time. If you can give him a quick look at your resume without him having to download and open it, you’ve done him a favor. If he sees what he’s looking for in the first few seconds of opening your e-mail, you could be put in the Yes pile (or folder) immediately.
 
Another benefit is the assurance that if the recruiter forwards your e-mail to someone else, the second recipient will also see your resume. With many e-mail programs, an attachment (such as your resume) doesn’t remain attached to an e-mail that’s forwarded. If your resume is in the text of the e-mail message, it will ...

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