After years of observing a problem, it’s time to step in and help the situation.

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We have a Web page called “Jobs For SPSM’s.” This is a place for employers and recruiters to post available supply chain and purchasing jobs.

Nonetheless, some of our site visitors send us resumes thinking either that we will post their resume or we will consider them for a Next Level Purchasing job. That’s not what the page tells the visitor to do, but so be it.

But, beyond that, we’ve noticed a pattern of poor communication that certainly isn’t helping these resume-senders get what they want. Here are the details…

We receive lots of emails to the address on our Jobs For SPSM’s page where the individuals simply attach a resume. No subject line. No text in the body of the email. Just an attached resume.

If you’ve done this to a prospective employer, you’re wasting your time.

First, with the proliferation of spam, viruses, spyware, ad nauseum, people just don’t open unsolicited email attachments, particularly if they look like they have been mass emailed. Second, if someone isn’t professional enough to at least write a message saying which job they are applying for, why they would be a good fit, that a resume is attached, and how they can be contacted, I would think that most employers won’t be impressed enough to give one bit of consideration.

So if you want your resume to be read, put at least 10 extra seconds into the email that you attach it to.

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President and Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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