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Who should I send my resume too?

By max98037 ·
I'm currently unhappily working on a helldesk and hoping to land a first level systems engineer position anywhere but where I am working now. I plan to start targeting companies that I would like to work for.

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When sending out a resume to a company that hasnt listed an opening, who is the best person to send it to? CIO, IT director, human resources? How could I find out who on earth that person is?

Any help or advice on this or any other job searching strategies would command a thousand thank you's.

Regards,

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by jmottl In reply to Who should I send my resu ...

Hi Max98037,
In covering IT careers for years, this question often pops up and the resounding response from career experts is to find out who the IT leader/manager is at the company and direct your resume to that particular person. While the IT manager will eventually pass your info off to HR, if that's the typical hiring start point in their company, at least you know your resume has gotten into their hands and you've made contact. It also shows initiative on your part. Many career experts recommend calling or emailing the IT leader as well to ask about job opportunities even if there aren't any publicly posted.
If you do a search on 'career' you'll find a great deal of good information about resumes, and handling issues like this. Molly Joss has written many articles on career topics and you can find all her articles in her author bio.
Hope this helped,
Judy Mottl
Senior Editor

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