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Poll: Resumes, Addresses and Business Cards

We're moving at the end of the year, an event which has, heretofore, thrown a wrench into the jobquest, simply because of the need to revise and reprint resumes and so on. That's not going to happen this year.

Poll #1478509 Addressing the question of addressing the letterhead

We're moving at the end of the year, but the job hunt continues unabated. Should I...

Leave the street address off my letterhead, and just have my email and cell phone as contact points?
Use my current address on my letterhead, even though it'll be obsolete by the time anyone is ready to hire?
Get a P.O. Box, and use that?

I have a new and brilliant suggestion of my own! Here it is:

Should I have business cards made? Are they useful adjuncts to hardcopy resumes, or just pretentious?

Yes! Being in a filing cabinet AND a Rolodex is twice as good!
No! Everyone does everything electronically anyway.
They're no good without a street address.
Sure; just a cell number, an email address, and maybe a URL looks classy.
Yes! and here's why:
No! and here's why:

...and here's why:

Note that I use the same letterhead on my resume and my cover letters.

Note also that I'm augmenting my usual "email shotgun" approach with personal visits and hand-carried resumes, which is why business cards may or may not be useful.

Tags: i don't know, jobquest!, work

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