Cover Letter/Resume: EMAIL, snail mail, or drop it off??

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  1. MotherGoose

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    Is it just as effective to EMAIL a principal my cover letter and resume over the traditional method of SNAIL MAIL?

    OR what about dropping it off in person?--- would that come across as too desperate, or just simply be a total waste of time?

    My husband and I are debating this--- he thinks email is best because it is immediate, when time is of the essence. I think a nice, crisp hard copy on nice, elegant "resume" paper via the U.S. Mail would make a good impression, over email. However, I do see my husband's point in the necessity of getting it to the Principal as quickly as possible---- just feels so unprofessional to send a cover letter as an email.

    OR how about doing BOTH?--- sending it in an email and ADDING to the email that will be ALSO sending a hard-copy as well.--- Would that sound too desperate?

    I am interested in hearing everyone's opinion in this.
     
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  3. mopar

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    I would drop it off if at all possible. It usually looks good to walk the resume in and you may end up with an interview.
     
  4. MotherGoose

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    When I drop it off, do I ask to give it to the principal directly OR just hand it to the receptionist/secretary/whoever is in the office and TELL them to give it to the principal?

    Thanks for your input!
     
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    I would ask if the principal is available. If not, give it to a secretary but try to make some small talk (even if just about how nice the school looks).
     
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    Definitely let the secretary know why you're there and what the materials are. I know our secretary will occasionally say the P isn't "in" if it seems like the person asking doesn't quite know him or why they're there. It's kind of like screening phone calls.

    I can't agree more with complimenting the school or asking a specific question to show you're interested in the school. If you impress the secretary, your materials are sure to make it to the principal and might even make their way to the top of the stack on his desk.
     
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    I would call ahead. . .some principals will not accept anything but email.
     

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