Just as a quick comment. Years ago I was in a discussion with a small company to be hired to do some work for them using some of my expertise in an area that they did not have any. I sent my resume thinking that I could do some consulting with them on this project and gain valuable experience consulting. Not!
What happened? I found out later that they used my resume and name to get the project but I was never included in the project because the company owner stated the “project fell though.”
So be aware of where and who you send your resume to.