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Another resume faux pas

My roommate was hiring for a position last year, and i got to know a lot of what "the other side" goes through. Here's a problem that i would never have thought of otherwise: Do not name your resume "Resume.doc". Probably the best name is "(your name) - Resume.doc".

This is because when you have 150 resumes in your inbox, you save them all in a folder and go look at them later. If you try to save someone's resume, and you get a "File already exists" dialog, you get frustrated and use that as an excuse to hit Delete.

Mike Schiraldi
Monday, January 26, 2004

My favourite was a resume that stressed the writer's computer skills, and had been named "Dad's Resume .doc"

Stephen Jones
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

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