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Do I really need a portfolio?
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Problem: 

A person is wondering is he should e-mail schools and/or leave a voicemail during the summer months.

Answer: 

It's not inappropriate... but from my experience it doesn't
work well either.

eMails tend to get forgotten about. People open their e-
mail. They say, "I'll get back to this one later." And
then they forget about it. Or they respond with only
a word or two.  Click. Done.

Voicemails are a chore for people to answer. You leave a
message. They listen to your mail, then write notes. Then
they call back and give you a brief answer. Then crumple up
their notes and move on. It leaves no positive impression.

When possible, be sure a school gets paper copies of your
information. Also, if possible, find out the schedules of
the people you wish to speak with... and arrange to meet
with them in person.

Like it or not, administrators feel comfortable hiring
people they "know." They'll "know" you a little better if
they've met you. Go in. Shake hands. Smile. Leave them
some papers to read.

Best of luck to you!

- Fireboat

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