Submitting Resumes Electronically
Follow the job-posting guidelines
If it is not absolutely clear, attach your resume as a Word
document named "Your Last name, First name Resume.doc" and also
paste a plain text version of your resume into your email cover
letter. Many employers will open Word documents; some will not.
Hedge your bets if you don’t know.
When your resume hits an employer
This online article from the Electronic Resume Workshop tells
you all you’ll ever want to know about submitting resumes, using
keywords and converting to plain-text formats for pasting a resume
into an e-mail.
Use job boards
Posting your resume on Monster.com and other job boards is fine, so
long as you know it’s only a single element in a search. Posting is
very public. On HuskyCareerLink, you can choose to "publish" your
resume after you have uploaded it so that employers searching for
candidates can review it.
Follow up on your submissions
Follow-up is important since there is a strong likelihood that you
will receive no response at all to a significant number of your
submissions. This is the norm in today's competitive market. You can
follow up with an e-mail or a telephone call to inquire about the
progress of the search. Some employers say that inventive
persistence can be appealing and rewarded.
Tips for mailing
If you are mailing, use bond paper (white, cream or gray) and
matching envelopes for the resume and cover letter.