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

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Getting Back to a Hiring Manager

When a hiring manager e-mails you with a request, send a response ASAP. The manager is most likely very busy, and wants to keep things moving as quickly as possible. If he sent the same request to several job seekers at the same time, which of those job seekers do you think will make the best impressions? You got it—the first few to reply to his e-mail.
 
Here are a few scenarios in which a quick e-mail response was needed.

Dear Boss

Francine e-mailed her resume to the hiring manager at a cosmetics firm where she hoped to get a position in operations management. Two days later, the manager e-mailed that he liked her resume and wanted to schedule an in-person interview. Here’s the e-mail reply Francine sent. ...

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