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The Poynter Online has a section called “Ask a Recruiter” where individuals are allowed to ask Joe Grimm, a recruiter, questions about applying for jobs.

In this posting, a woman named Jessica asks whether one should submit hard-copy application materials for jobs. In the past Grimm always advised sending in hard copy materials but his opinion has changed. He says nowadays, the more digital an operation becomes the more they prefer digital applications. He works for a website called Patch.com and he hardly ever has to deal with paper. According to him, the process of converting hard-copy materials to digital is time-consuming  and would be sending the ‘wrong message’ to the organization.

I would tend  to agree.

In my opinion the internet provides the most convenient means of transferring documents available. As long as there is an internet connection, you never have to worry about documents disappearing or getting lost in the mail as they are kept on file forever, or at least as long as the storage space functions. The less paper we use the better, and the more we move toward electronic documentation the better because it is far more convenient and safer for the environment.

link: http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=77&aid=194432

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Written by lollingvagabond

November 27, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I agree, particularly about the document transfer. USB/flash drives are still frustrating, I always tend to email myself documents…

    I do recall one instance last semester where the internet was down ALL OVER CAMPUS. It was like a whole different world, and was proof we always need to back up our work, but man, I never want to go back to days without the Internet.

    soccerbudeli

    November 28, 2010 at 7:34 pm


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