Cold resume email

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  1. tm91784

    tm91784 Comrade

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    Hi everyone,

    I will be searching for a job for the upcoming school year. Is it appropriate to send out unsolicited emails with resumes and credentials? I know that not all jobs are posted online and want to express my interest in case there are positions that are available. I have heard that stopping at the school in person is the best approach but I cannot take time off from my current position to do this. Back in 2006 I sent paper resumes via snail mail to the local Catholic schools (prefer private schools despite the pay difference) and received many calls about positions that were not posted online.
     
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    I am unsure about private schools, but if you have access to a job website such as Indeed that offers a common application / resume upload, I'd go that route instead. Principals and school HR folks will do early scouting to recruit applicants before a position officially opens. I know for a fact my principal has rejected any applicant who showed up at our building unsolicited.
     
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    Yeah I didn't think it would be a good approach to show up in person though I read online that it was recommended to hand deliver resumes. Our private schools post openings on the diocese website when they become available but I do not think every opening is advertised.
     
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    They don't typically post on Indeed. I've used Indeed in my current position for recruiting daycare teachers though.
     
  6. TeacherNY

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    I think it's a good idea. I work in a private school and it takes a while for jobs to get posted. If they have your resume ahead of time they will call you when the jobs come up.
     
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    I have no problem with sending the information, but not a fan of trying to hand deliver. In this day and age of security upgrades, it might come across as not thinking it through. Just my thoughts.
     
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    Yes, it might not be a good idea to just show up at schools. I would do it through email and maybe mention that you will also mail them a hard copy of your resume.
     
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