Aug 04, 2018 - 06:57 PM
If there are no instruction given in the job posting, it is typically best to send your resume as a PDF file. This guarantees your reader will see your resume exactly the way you formatted it. If you send it as a MS Word document and your reader opens it using a different program, it can cause a shift in line and page breaks as well as occasionally changes in font. Remember to send a resume from a professional email address and include an email signature and contact information at the bottom. Put the job title you are applying for followed by your first and last name in the subject line. To make sure everything will look the way you want it to, send a sample resume email to yourself first.
Mar 21, 2019 - 03:15 PM
When you send a resume in a non-PDF format, there is a chance the document will not look the same for the person who opens it as it does for you. You should name the resume in a simple way that uses your name. For example, your resume file name might be named Sally-Smith-Resume.PDF.
Use the body of your email as a cover letter. Write the cover letter in MS Word (so you can use spell check), and then post it directly into the email, rather than attaching it. In the cover letter, be sure to mention that your resume is attached. If the job ad specifies to include the cover letter as an attachment, then include it as an attachment.
Include all of the normal details you would include in any cover letter, such as the title of the job, the company’s name, and why you would be the perfect fit. Do not assume that the hiring manager will open your resume. Include enough information in your email to get them interested in your background.
If you are sending your resume to a friend who will then forward your resume on to a hiring manager at his/her company, take note. Be sure that whatever is in your email is written in a way that anyone can read it. In other words, be sure your friend can forward on the email and your attached resume without doing much work to your letter in the body of the email.