Use This Formula For Ideal Resume File Names:
Last name, First Name Resume
Tips on Naming Your Resume Attachments:
DON’T use general file names that are meaningless to another person. File names such as:
- My resume/my_cv
- My_pages/Doc 1.doc
- Resume (1), Resume 2014, Resume New
- Use only first names
Tips on File Types and Extensions:
- DO use .pdf file extension. PDFs are universally accepted and read by all computers. Word documents or .docs are preferred second.
- DON’T use .pages files. Files with the extension .pages open only in Macbook. As most recruiters do not have MacBooks, in preference to Microsoft Windows, dot pages files would not easily be read by Windows machines.
- DO assure your file is keyword searchable. If files are not readable, they are not keyword searchable. Many recruiters may not even read the resume, they may browse hundreds of resumes at a time using keywords, like searching on Google. Therefore, global readable file formats are preferred.
Tips on Formatting Text:
- All Caps
- All Bold
- All lower case
Tips on Writing Your Name:
- Use your first and last name when using your name
- Capitalize the first letter of your first and last name
- Use short and sweet names, less than 15 characters, if possible
- Include your FULL address (street, city, state, zip (US)/PIN code (India) if applicable)
- Include the phone number where employers can best reach you
- Don’t forget to include your email so recruiters can send you confirmations
What should I do if the email gets sent, but the attachment doesn’t?
Don’t panic. Simply send a follow up emailing saying “The resume attachment is missing from my previous email. I have attached it to this email for your reference. My apologies for any inconvenience.”
Take note: This email should be a proper email with an opening and a closing. Do not write to recruiters in the form of instant messages or text messages.
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