when a social contact invites you to send a resume by Alison Green on February 21, 2011 You’re talking to someone at a party, or a friend of a friend, or the guy who just moved in down the street. You mention what you do, and the next thing you know, the person says, “Oh, I might have something that would be perfect for you. Send me your resume.” What exactly do you send? A formal application with traditional cover letter? Something less formal? Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I walk you through exactly how to follow up in this situation. Check it out here. P.S. While I have you, there’s an excellent column from the Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas, on why you shouldn’t quit without notice right here. You may also like:something your cover letter does not need to dodoes a quick rejection indicate that a human never saw my application materials?did I commit a cardinal job-searching sin?