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    Is is too early to start sending out resumes?? I would love to send them out now but I am afraid that I will have to keep calling to remind them of me.

    If it is too early, when should I be sending them out.


  • #2
    I'm going to start sending mine out out around October/November. I think that's when my school career center starts accepting resum├ęs also.
    Whether you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.


    • #3
      I'm assuming you're still in school otherwise it's never too early. I started sending out resumes about 3 months before I graduated, got the offer I wanted about a 6 weeks before I graduated. I moved the week after I graduated and started working a week later. When I got the offer, I could have started working right away if I was ready but they were very flexible about the start date.

      If you are still in school, I suggest sending out resumes about 2 to 3 months before you graduate. It will be a few weeks before you get any real responses, then you'll get phone interviews and have to start scheduling face to face interviews; the process takes awhile so it's better to start sooner than later.

      Also, remember, most companies want to see several candidates before they make a decision and that may take awhile. I had a phone interview with a company and then they called two weeks later to schedule a face to face interview, which took place almost 4 weeks after that. It took them a week just to finalize all of the travel arrangements. In short, if you're interviewing mostly out of town, you need to start even earlier.


      • #4
        Sorry, I should have been more clear. I am a senior, graduating in the spring of 2006.