Who are you?

I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of emailed resumes over the years.  It never ceases to amaze me how little thought most people give to naming that document.  I’d estimate that a full 80% title their resumes “Resume” or “My Resume” or “XYZ Company resume”.   

It’s yet another example of marketers (the people looking for jobs) not considering their audience.  They title the document for themselves; after all they only have one resume. But if you’re a hiring manager, you’re looking at dozens of resumes and if you’re an HR manager, you’re looking at hundreds of them.  The person on the receiving end has to either keep the resume associated with the original email or rename it so they can differentiate it from twenty other “resume.doc”s. 

Make a hiring manager smile; it’s good for so many reasons.  Include your name as part of the document name.

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