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Dawn Rosenberg McKay

Sending Faxes for Free

By March 18, 2009

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These days who isn't looking for a way to save money? If you are in the process of looking for a job, this is particularly true. You certainly want to cut costs if possible. The expenses incurred during a job search can add up. Fortunately some are tax deductible, but why not avoid paying for something up front if possible? I just found out about a new free fax service. MyFax Free lets you send two faxes, up to 10 pages each, a week for free. This could come in very handy when an employer asks you to fax your resume and you don't have access to a fax machine. You don't have to register to use the service or give a credit card number.

I did a trial run to see how well MyFax Free works and found that it performed as advertised. After putting in all the required information, i.e., name and fax number of the recipient and your name and email address, selecting the document you want to send (.doc, .pdf, etc.), and clicking on "Send Fax" you will get a confirmation email. Click on the link in that email and your fax will be sent. You will then get another email notifying you the fax went through successfully. If it didn't, you will get an email telling you that.

Are you looking for other free services to help get you through your job search? Try your local library. Many have computers you can use if you don't have one at home. Many public libraries have extensive job information centers where you can find a variety of materials including books and job listings. Some even offer free career counseling and resume writing assistance. Job seekers can also get free help with career-related issues at a One-Stop Career Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Use America's ServiceLocator to find a local One-Stop Center.

Comments
March 19, 2009 at 8:46 am
(1) Career Marketplace says:

This is a great tip! Many less than tech savvy businesses continue to rely on fax as a method of communication, and by sending a fax you are physically putting your application in their hands. E-mails are easily deleted or ignored. It should also be noted that when sending a resume electronically, to make sure that it is in a common format. PDF, DOC, or plain text are the best methods. Stay away from DOCX, wordperfect, or anything else that your 75 year old grandmother couldn’t find a way to open. If its an option, a follow up phone call (assuming they are expecting your application) is very helpful in securing an interview.

March 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm
(2) Amy says:

Your site helped me a lot on a paper I had to do! Thanks!

July 15, 2009 at 12:05 am
(3) James says:

GotFreeFax.com is another website that lets user send free fax online to the US and Canada. User can either upload a PDF/Word file or enter text to fax. Plus, it does not add Ads to the fax, which makes it more suitable for faxing resumes and other formal documents.

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