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I need some advice on what to give friends who have offered to help me with the job search. They have all asked for a copy of my resume. I usually follow the MT advice and create a custom resume for each position along with a cover letter. This is a more generic request not tailored to a specific job.

What do I give to them? I am thinking of giving a longer form resume (2 pages) since I can't tailor the resume for a specific role. I'm also thinking of giving an introduction letter to use as a way to introduce myself to whomever they give the resume over to.

Many of the friends are not in the industry I currently work in but I don't want to look away at any possible opportunities or lose out on goodwill from friends.

Any advice on this approach? Any samples of an introduction letter that may be helpful?

Marc