Text Messaging: The New Tool in Job Hunting

Many of us have been brought up to believe that texting is for kids. That email and cell phones are far better ways to communicate.

But if you work in an environment where you can’t take calls (others are close by, you work on a trading floor, to name two reasons) and people need to convey info to you quickly, what can you do other than demand they call you off hours (I’m not the only person with a family in the search profession; plus how many corporate people are going to call you at 8PM)?

Get a text messaging plan for your cell phone and let people know on your resume that they can text you (next to your cell number, xxx-xxx-xxxx cell/text).

In this way, you can get critical information that can’t wait for you to get to your personal email account outside the office or to a private place to make a call. You can handle everything via text easily.

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