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Old 03-06-2012, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Heading to job fairs after almost 12 years at a regional... Any clue how to address cover letters? Can't find any info about any airline as very few are currently hiring. Specifically looking for names and addresses of hiring managers. Otherwise, how to address a cover letter without that info?
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't need a cover letter and recruiters don't want to read them.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Agreed. Save cover letters for interviews not job fairs.
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Heading to job fairs after almost 12 years at a regional... Any clue how to address cover letters? Can't find any info about any airline as very few are currently hiring. Specifically looking for names and addresses of hiring managers. Otherwise, how to address a cover letter without that info?
What airlines are you looking at? Cover letters are a nice touch but are not required at job fairs. Make sure your resume looks sharp. The recruiters complain about resumes not being formatted correctly and are confusing to read. Make sure you are dressed appropriately.
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Thanks for the replies... Going to Women in Aviation in Dallas, to start. Last year, it seemed like I was in the minority without a cover letter. But I also heard the same about recruiters not wanting to read them. With that said, and feeling confident in the format of my resume, how should I present it? Folder? By itself? It just looks unbalanced without something on the other side of the folder... Also, should I attach a business card? Lots of questions that should have been asked sooner! But thanks for the help/suggestions
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No business card. Just tri-fold the resume. It's just going in a stack anyway. Your personal interaction with the recruiter will determine your chances. You will either go in the call later file or the circular file.

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No business card. Just tri-fold the resume. It's just going in a stack anyway. Your personal interaction with the recruiter will determine your chances. You will either go in the call later file or the circular file.

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I have to disagree about folding your resume. Recruiters want to be able to take notes on your resume when talking to you. It is difficult to do with a folded resume. Please use resume paper, not copier paper. Make sure the watermark lines up correctly with the font. Do not use a folder.

If you are targeting certain companies, make sure you do your homework on that company. You do not want to talk to the Delta rep and say you would love to be based in Houston. It does happen.
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I have to disagree about folding your resume. Recruiters want to be able to take notes on your resume when talking to you. It is difficult to do with a folded resume. Please use resume paper, not copier paper. Make sure the watermark lines up correctly with the font. Do not use a folder.
Good points. I hadn't thought of that. I definitely agree on the quality paper.
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