I couldn’t be more blunt about this topic, could I?
I hear more than enough lamenting from recruiters who find their inboxes filled up with attachments of resumes that they hadn’t asked for. Now, the trend seems to be anyone on LinkedIn who may possibly be a valued connection could receive a resume attached to a note. This doesn’t send a positive message. Rather it sends the message that you expect the recipient to do your work.
Don’t be that person.
It’s important that you remain the consummate professional at all times if you want to excel in your career. This doesn’t mean being stiff or unapproachable, nor does it mean curtailing communication. What it does mean is not sending information that isn’t requested. Doing so is often a shortcut to networking.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to career excellence.
Instead, focus on being asked for your resume. Imagine setting a goal that you will be asked at least three times a week for your resume. Gracious and mutually beneficial networking is the key. Wouldn’t that be amazing?
If you’re interested in having your resume in the right hands then first, have it ready to roll and then second, start building a network that thinks highly of you and wants to help you excel.
How to Be Career Happy? Don’t Send An Unrequested Resume