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Old 20th November 2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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Applying for a Job for someone else

So I met this guy yesterday at a networking event and he hires people in his company with skills my sister has. My sister has been laid off a few times, but the company this guy is from is not known to have a lot of lay-offs, since their company is booming. I got his card and contact information. I know I can get my sisters resume to him for consideration, but since my sister and I have the same last name, I know he will realize I am just trying to get her in his company. Is it stupid to send your sisters resume to this guy?

My-coworker also met this guy. Should I have him send my sisters resume so it seems less like a family connection?
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Old 20th November 2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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Why can't your sister send her own resume? Give your sister his contact info. Have her send a cover letter that says something along the lines of
My sister amkxoxo met you at a networking event on [date] at [location]. Based on the discussions she had with you she suggested I send you the enclosed resume because my qualifications meet your current staffing needs. I am looking forward to meeting with you to further explain how I can be an asset to your company,

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Old 20th November 2015, 1:08 PM   #3
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I thought of this, but I feel like since he met me and talked to me, it would be better to have it from me, since he can put a name and a conversation to me, not my sister.
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I thought of this, but I feel like since he met me and talked to me, it would be better to have it from me, since he can put a name and a conversation to me, not my sister.
Everybody's different, and while I can't say this approach is "wrong", I'd be more favorably impressed if the person who actually wants the job reached out for themselves.
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Old 22nd November 2015, 1:46 PM   #5
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Why can't your sister send her own resume? Give your sister his contact info. Have her send a cover letter that says something along the lines of
My sister amkxoxo met you at a networking event on [date] at [location]. Based on the discussions she had with you she suggested I send you the enclosed resume because my qualifications meet your current staffing needs. I am looking forward to meeting with you to further explain how I can be an asset to your company,

Sincerely

amkxoxo's sister.
Agreed.
This is a much more professional way to go about this.
Give his contact details to your sister.
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Old 22nd November 2015, 1:49 PM   #6
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I get the feeling there's something you're not telling us...

Does your sister actually WANT to work?
Would she appreciate your efforts on her behalf?
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Old 22nd November 2015, 3:00 PM   #7
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Why can't your sister send her own resume? Give your sister his contact info. Have her send a cover letter that says something along the lines of
My sister amkxoxo met you at a networking event on [date] at [location]. Based on the discussions she had with you she suggested I send you the enclosed resume because my qualifications meet your current staffing needs. I am looking forward to meeting with you to further explain how I can be an asset to your company,

Sincerely

amkxoxo's sister.
This is the professionally correct approach.
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Old 22nd November 2015, 10:13 PM   #8
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Your sister needs to send in her own resume.
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